Balotelli is confident things will improve and believes a strong English core can only help on the domestic front.
"I didn't really know much about the club before coming here, but I've been really surprised," said the Italian to Sport magazine.
"I knew they were a very good team but I didn't know they were as good as they are.
"Of course we need to improve many things because we have started off not very good but I think the players here are amazing.
"It's good to see young English players here too: (Raheem) Sterling, (Jordan) Henderson, (Adam) Lallana. I think the more players you have like this, the better.
"Maybe over time you have got used to not seeing so many good, young English players like that but now we are seeing some - it's good that they are in my team."
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