Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has branded the English press as "trash".

The outspoken Italian has slammed the local media in an extensive interview with Gazetta dello Sport this week.

He said: "Adam Johnson has great technique and Emmanuel Adebayor is the funniest. Patrick Vieira and Aleksandr Kolarov really helped me out when I first arrived.

"However, England is far ahead of the rest in terms of stadia and far behind in terms of its media. The newspapers are just trash."

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