Mario Balotelli has told Manchester City fans he loves it when they chant his name.

Balotelli has been criticised for the lack of joy he shows when playing.

But he told the Mail on Sunday: "I want City's supporters to know this.

"When I heard them chant my name the other night, as I scored those three goals, it gave me a really warm feeling inside. Sometimes I don't smile outwardly but I am smiling inside and that is how it was when I heard them."

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