Mario Balotelli admits he struggled this season, but is confident AC Milan is helping him reach career-best form. The Italian has made a huge impact at the San Siro, scoring four goals in his first three games so far for the club.
Balotelli was on the scoresheet again for Massimiliano Allegri's side, netting with a superb free kick in the 2-0 win over Parma on Friday night. After the game, the forward claimed that he is on his way back to top form.
"I am playing at a consistent level and nearing my best form," the 22-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.
The Italy international only scored two goals for Manchester City this season and believes his January move has given Balotelli hope of reaching his potential on the world stage, although M'Baye Niang tried to steal the 77th minute free-kick from him.
"I had already missed two free kicks. But I said to him [Niang] that if I missed his one, he could have a go." - he said.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri hailed Balotelli's attitude and early goalscoring form:
"Balotelli scored a great free kick. Balotelli this evening suffered many fouls, but, his reaction was good," Allegri told Sky Sport Italia. "I think the club have made a very good buy with Mario, at a decisive moment in the championship.
The Rossoneri have moved up to third place in Serie A after securing all three points.