24 Sep

Juventus star tears into Balotelli, Felipe Melo

first_img The pair were Azzurri team-mates for several years, when Balotelli was a maverick young striker who looked set to achieve great things. In a new autobiography, Chiellini snaps at his former colleague, writing: “Balotelli is a negative person, without respect for the squad. Balotelli was a Milan player at the time and has since had spells with Liverpool, Nice and Marseille, with Brescia the latest stop-off in a varied career. Chiellini, 35, was more brutal when it came to assessing former Juve colleague Felipe Melo, the Brazilian midfielder who played for the Bianconeri from 2009 to 2011. “Even worse was Felipe Melo: the worst of the worst. There was always a fight with him. I also told the managers: he’s a rotten apple,” Chiellini wrote. “At the Confederations Cup, in 2013, he didn’t give us a hand in anything, stuff that deserves a slap.” During the tournament in question, Balotelli scored twice, including a penalty, in the group stage, before a thigh injury ruled him out of the semi-final against Spain, who beat Italy on penalties. Loading… Read Also: La Liga goalie tests positive for coronavirus He backed up his comments in an interview with Saturday’s La Repubblica newspaper, saying: “I confirm it, but I have no grudge and nor am I interested in having one. If I have to share something with them, I will. I’m not everyone’s best friend, but they are the only two who have gone beyond an acceptable limit. “For me, the problem is not if you play well, badly or if you sometimes have an evening out, but if you lack respect and have nothing inside. Once, it’s fine, if it’s recurring, it’s not.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has launched a blistering takedown of former Italy team-mate Mario Balotelli, accusing him of being “a negative person”. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more