Cesare Claudio is an Italian football coach and current manager of Galatasaray. The recent speculation showed that Claudio has publicly criticised Mario Balotelli . The incident happened following the Azzurri’s group stage exit at the World Cup, with the striker hauled off at half-time during the decisive 1-0 defeat to Uruguay.
Mario Balotelli who is currently associated with Liverpool has shown an upsetting gesture on this by accusing the former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli of not being a “real man”.
Balotelli toldSport, “Real men, if they have something to say, then they come to you and say it to your face.I am a face-to-face person, a straight person. Prandelli said bad stuff about me. Should he be going and talking to the newspapers about me straight after a game? I did not expect that and I did not reply, because there is no point.”
“I have to be honest and say I was disappointed at what people were saying and how they were blaming me after the World Cup.
I think I had two, maybe three chances all tournament. Everyone knows I scored against England, but I couldn’t do much else.”
Prandelli resigned after the World Cup’s misfortune and Balotelli has not been called up since by new coach Antonio Conte as he has struggled to revive his 2013 form.
He further added “I understand why I am not in the squad. I haven’t been scoring, but players like (Graziano) Pelle and the other strikers have been. So they deserve to be there, but I love Italy and nobody can ever say anything about my national team.”