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Liverpool, AC Milan not right environment for me - Nice striker Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has revealed that both Liverpool and AC Milan simply were not the right places for him to flourish as a footballer.

The Italian striker is enjoying life with French club OGC Nice since arriving from Anfield in the summer after failed stints with the Reds and the Rossoneri.

Former Inter Milan and Manchester City star Balotelli joined Liverpool from Milan in the summer of 2014 before returning to the San Siro on loan for the 2015/16 season but now finds himself at Nice after struggling at his two previous clubs.

He told Sky Italia:"It wasn't anyone's fault. They weren't ideal environments for me.

"I didn't make mistakes in terms of my game or my behaviour, but I did get injured and that's not something I can control."

Regarding his move to the Allianz Riviera, which has started with six goals in five matches, Balotelli added: "At the start, I chose Nice for the climate.

"I wanted to be in a relaxing but beautiful place, where it's difficult to get out the wrong side of the bed.

"The other reason I chose Nice is because there's a decent group of young players. We're all about the same age."

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