Balotelli left Anfield for Nice on a free transfer on Deadline Day.
“For me there is no risk, it's just that I have been hampered by physical problems over the past two years," he said.
“My priority is to play, that's why I chose the Nice project. To be happy, I need to play.
“The decision was only a sporting one. It was best for me. Other teams wanted me but Nice is a good project. The coach believes in me and that's why I'm here."