Balotelli is in Italy for rehabilitation after knee surgery that will keep him out for around six weeks.
"I am happy with my decision to move, but I came to Manchester to play. If I was looking for the nicest house in the world, I wouldn't have come to England."
Before going into the operating theatre, he teased journalists outside the hospital by shouting 'Forza Milan' out of the window.
"So, what's wrong with that?" the former Inter star told Radio Deejay.
"I said Inter are the stronger team, but if I like Milan, what can I do about it? Did I suffer as a Milanista playing for Inter? No, I owe almost everything to Inter and spent some fantastic years there.
"It's only recently that I understood I had to change scenery and that is what happened. I practically never had trouble with anyone in the team.
"I might tarnish my image once in a while, but I have absolutely no intention of ruining my career. I want to have a great career and nobody can deny me that."