London - Maverick striker Mario Balotelli blamed his poor
Liverpool stint on manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics after completing his
season-long loan move to AC Milan on Thursday.
The controversial player failed to make an impact at Anfield
last season, scoring only one goal in 16 Premier League appearances as the club
finished sixth in the table.
The 25-year-old Italian, who joined Liverpool last season
for a reported fee of 16 million pounds ($24.78 million) from Milan, was also
criticised for his poor work rate during his time in England.
Also read: Balotelli to have good behavior clause in Milan contract
"I take my responsibilities, but the system chosen by
Rodgers wasn't suited to my characteristics," Balotelli said on Milan's
The Italy international said he cannot afford to waste
"I feel like someone who has put the first part of his
career to one side. Played and lived like a boy," Balotelli said.
"I haven't forgotten how to play football. I am no
longer a kid. I've wasted too many chances," he added.
Balotelli, who also played for Manchester City, had a
relatively successful and uneventful spell in Milan, scoring 18 goals in 41
Serie A appearances in one-and-a-half seasons.
According to a media report, he will have a good behaviour
clause inserted into his contract with Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and
clothing and committing him to a healthy lifestyle.For
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