We were hoping for a successful Mario Balotelli tenure at Nice. Soccer is much more fun when Balotelli is good and scoring goals and not training with the reserves in Liverpool.
So, consider this us running a (very premature) victory lap, because Balotelli is killing it in France. He has played two games. He has scored four goals. Here is his most recent brace:
Mario Balotelli Scores !!! Makes it 2-0 For Nice against Monaco!! pic.twitter.com/X4SlxvJQFo— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTV_Official) September 21, 2016
SUPER MARIO SCORES AGAIN!!THIS IS BALOTELLI'S 4TH GOAL IN 2 GAMES!! pic.twitter.com/OsCakOPJNB
— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTV_Official) September 21, 2016
We have come to expect two things from Balotelli through the course of his career: antics and goals. He was long on the former and short on the latter at Liverpool, but we have been rewarded with goals at Nice. All he needs to do to complete his return to form is accidentally set something on fire.