In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp wrote: "We've seen more petulance than genius from Mario Balotelli since he came to England. I never liked being taken off, but you can't react like that after playing so poorly.
"He deserved to be subbed. The quickest he moved all game was when he was taken off! It's all right having the ability, but you must have the right attitude too. His team-mates won't tolerate that."