Balotelli faces his former club for the first time today.
â€śMy friend Mario has always been a Milanista, so itâ€™s no surprise he is there now. Milan was his dream,â€ť Matrix told La Repubblica newspaper.
â€śDo you know how many times I had to chop up his Rossoneri socks in the locker room? His Mum bought them for him and he would wear them in training, so Iâ€™d sneakily cut holes in. He laughed like crazy.
â€śWe send each other hundreds of text messages per day, so yes, weâ€™re still good friends. I want to say I am really proud of him. Of course I wonâ€™t stop our friendship just because he went to Milan.
â€śDo I need to give him advice on how to behave? Look, Mario never hurt anyone, heâ€™s a really good person. He simply likes enjoying himself and is still a big kid.
â€śThe other night at San Siro I saw him dancing in the stands with Robinho. That is Mario, he lives life like someone who grew up in the streets and I love him for it. He has fun in a healthy way, not like those who act up, get drunk or ruin themselves physically.â€ť