6 Questions You'd Love to Ask AC Milan Forward Mario Balotelli

Matteo Bonetti@@TheCalcioGuyContributor IFebruary 27, 2014

6 Questions You'd Love to Ask AC Milan Forward Mario Balotelli

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    Mario Balotelli is not only one of the most mercurial talents in world football, but also one of the most interesting.

    After all, he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

    While there isn't a clear definition about what the criteria was for this list, it's hard to argue that Super Mario isn't a headline machine any time he does something out of the norm.

    Many fans would love to have the opportunity to ask Balotelli a plethora of questions, as his life is indeed far from ordinary.

    Here are the six questions most fans would immediately throw his way if they could. 

How Has Your Youth Molded Your Personality?

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    Balotelli is quite secretive about his emotions. There's no doubt that his particular upbringing has changed his personality and made him the larger-than-life character he has now become.

    Balotelli was adopted at a young age by a white Jewish family in northern Italy after his Ghanaian parents were recommended to give him up for adoption since he lived in desolate conditions.

    This tumultuous start, coupled with the fact he was racially abused throughout his youth, has undoubtedly had an effect on Balotelli's vulnerable persona. 

Who Is the Toughest Defender You've Ever Gone Against?

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    Balotelli has played against some of the finest defenders in world football during his stints in Serie A, the Premier League and international play.

    Even in practice, he has had to go up against the likes of the rugged Giorgio Chiellini—pictured above—and many others.

    The reason why this question would be so interesting is because defenders often put a little more effort into marking Balotelli, as they know that a series of aggressive tackles are enough to get a reaction out of him that usually goes noticed by the referee. 

What Is Your Defining Career Moment so Far?

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    Despite being only 23 years old, Balotelli has already lived a career most could only dream of.

    He was part of Inter's Champions League-winning squad under Jose Mourinho and has already played for three major European teams in nearly every competition, ranging from Euro 2012 to many Champions League encounters.

    Our best guess is that his brace against Germany in the Euro 2012 semifinal was his happiest moment as a professional footballer. 

What Was It Like to Play Under Jose Mourinho?

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    According to the Mirror (h/t Football Italia), Balotelli recently said that he would like the chance to work with Jose Mourinho again despite their differences in the past.

    Balotelli was seldom used by "The Special One" during his early days at Inter, where he became known more for his childish antics than his performances on the pitch.

    Just imagine the stories Balotelli could provide about Mourinho if pegged about the matter long enough. Two polarizing personalities in the same dressing room would have been enough to create a truly amazing sitcom. 

What's Your Favorite Toy?

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    From Balotelli's camouflaged Bentley to his pet pig, there are many interesting gadgets and quirky hobbies that the star has adopted since cashing in on his talent.

    With all these different cars, women and bizarre furry creatures surrounding him, you'd reckon that Balotelli would have plenty of stories regarding circumstances outside the pitch.

    He even built a fountain with his initials and number on it outside his home.

    He's become a dream for marketers looking to cash in on the viral nature surrounding Balotelli.

Why Always You?

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    Balotelli once again made headlines when he lifted up his shirt at Manchester City to reveal a sign saying "WHY ALWAYS ME?"

    This rhetorical question has something to do with the fact that he always seems to make the papers for everything he does, and it's a question that could be best answered by the man himself.

    Tell us, Mario. Why always you?