The Blancos manager feels that his kindred Italian has been made a substitute for the Premier League club’s deplorable begin to the 2014-15 crusade.
Carlo Ancelotti the Real Madrid coach feels it is dreadfully simple at fault Mario Balotelli for Liverpool’s issues this season, contending that the Anfield outfit’s ebb and flow issues are more “intricate”.
The Reds were the story of last season’s Premier League, heading off so close to a first title triumph since 1990 just to endure an emotional crumple in the end stages of an exciting crusade.
Brendan Rodgers’ men in any case got numerous approvals for their wonderful attacking play and were even talked up as potential dull stallions for this current season’s Champions League, however they have battled terribly both in Europe and domestically so far this season.
The offer of Luis Suarez, who hit 31 goals in 33 games last term, has been acutely felt, as has an injury to individual forward Daniel Sturridge, with summer signing Balotelli copping a lot of feedback for neglecting to fill the void, with the Italian scoring only two goals since touching base from AC Milan for €20 million.
Then again, Ancelotti thinks that it unreasonable that his comrade is constantly made a substitute by the British media for Liverpool’s dunk in structure.
“We talk about Mario so much – excessively,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport on the eve of Madrid’s Champions League meeting with the Reds at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Balotelli is a quality player who has ended up in a team that have lost Suarez and must in this way find distinctive arrangements.
“Liverpool’s issue is not just Balotelli. It’s a complex inquiry.
“Indeed, he must help the team to rediscover the great manifestation of last season, yet you can’t stick the greater part of the fault for a few results on Mario.”
Balotelli was vigorously scrutinized by ex-Liverpool players for swapping shirts with Madrid defender Pepe as the pair strolled off the pitch at half-time in the club’s 3-0 loss to Madrid at Anfield last time out.
The signal was seen as symbolic of the 24-year-old’s absence of center and professionalism, however Ancelotti felt it was a pointless furor about a pointless subject.
“It’s such a typical signal,” the previous AC Milan manager contended. “I wouldn’t send one of my players home in the event that he swapped shirts.”
Madrid gloat a 100 for every penny record after three rounds of activity in Champions League Group B and can seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League win a win over Liverpool, who right now sit third in the table after consecutive defeats, away to Basel.