"When I signed here, I was not aware for Ben Arfa. I knew he was playing here, but that's all," Balotelli told Canal+.
"This is not a player I know much about. They explained his history, he has revived himself here. This is a good thing. To tell the truth, I do not think about the future.
"I think of being good tonight (against Marseille), to do well every day. And when I have done my job until June, I will see what I will do."
On the Ballon d'Or, he added: "It is not too late. By working well, by being serious, I could have it in two, three years.
"In the last two years, my working capacity has increased from 10-80%. I started working the last two years."