The forward, Mario Balotelli had three weeks out of action before sealing his move to Marseille.
According to Mario, he said: “finally it’s happening, I’m here and I can start playing, he reveals he had been training alone to stay in shape”.
Marseille boss Rudi Garcia has described him as “wise” and “well-balanced” while former Marseille player Jose Anigo said he reminds him “of (Didier) Drogba in the way he embodies OM’s attack”.
Former team-mate Christophe Herelle has not enjoyed Balotelli’s revival as much, after the defeat to Marseille he said:
“He did not score a goal in six months and I saw him running like never before. At one point, you have to respect the club, the people and the fans.”