AC Milan striker Balotelli defends lavish lifestyle
Balotelli does drive a camouflage Bentley and is known for his often chaotic love life, but insists that's only to be expected of a 22-year-old.
"A love of women I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don't see the problem if I like fast cars.
"Some things have happened in my life, some stuff unfortunately happened and they went on the newspapers straight away. But I don't see anything that would make people think that I'm bad or I'm crazy. I'm a normal guy.
"But I understand that football is really important and that everybody watches it. When you're famous you have to do photos or autographs, especially for the kids.
"Of course, even if you're the best in the world then some people don't like you and some people like you. What is important for me is that the people who know me for real, know Mario how he really is.
"People who don't know me, they read newspapers and they watch TV. Television is made to give a lot of opinions, so I can't show the real Mario to everybody."