Man City No2 Kidd: Balotelli suffering culture shock

Manchester City No2 Brian Kidd is confident Mario Balotelli will come good in the Premier League.

Manchester City No2 Brian Kidd is confident Mario Balotelli will come good in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old has courted plenty of controversy since his £24million summer move from Inter Milan, where he had some disciplinary problems under Jose Mourinho.

Balotelli scored a brace and was then sent off at West Brom for a clash with Youssuf Mulumbu. He hit the headlines again after a training ground bust-up with City team-mate Jerome Boateng.

Kidd, though, maintains the promising striker will come good.

"He is a young lad who has come into a tough league which is different from Serie A, and it will be a bit of a culture shock to him," Kidd told BBC Sport.

"But he is learning every week and is gradually growing into it.

"Mario is a fantastic talent, has been working really hard in training and it certainly won't be a problem."

 
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