Balotelli, who was sold to AC Milan for £20million in January, is predicting that history will repeat itself, once Roberto Mancini’s men have overcome Wigan at Wembley on Saturday.
“Roberto will do everything he needs this summer and Manchester City will win back the title next season,” Balotelli told the Mirror.
“City will sign two or three of the best players in the world — and we will not see a repeat of this season. The FA Cup final has become a very big game for Manchester City, even though it was not the trophy we were all talking about in the dressing room at the start of season.
“Everybody wanted to retain the league and also do well in Europe.
“But those two things did not work out — so now the FA Cup means everything.
“City are now at the level where the fans expect a trophy every year — and, even though the FA Cup was not the biggest trophy they could win, it is still a big trophy.”