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17th Sep 2015

Ex-Liverpool man Borini rates Balotelli higher than Suarez or Gerrard (Video)


Darragh Murphy

Believe it or not, we’re not going to jump aboard the “Balotelli is terrible” bandwagon.

We enjoy a joke at Mario’s expense but there’s clearly a decent player in there somewhere. There has to be.

But we think Fabio Borini may need to pump the brakes a bit on his glittering praise for his fellow Italian.

Borini, who signed for Sunderland from Liverpool in the summer, gave an interview to the Black Cats official YouTube page and revealed that Balotelli is the best player he’s played alongside.

To be fair, Borini does mention Andrea Pirlo as an after-thought, but the fact that he ignores the likes of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Francesco Totti makes us worry a bit about his decision-making…