Boban: Balotelli's performance against Roma was 'shameful'

The striker questioned Clarence Seedorf’s decision to withdraw him against the Giallorossi before then lashing out at Sky Sport Italia pundits in an explosive post-game interview

Former AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban has branded Mario Balotelli’s performance against Roma on Friday night as “shameful”.

The Italy international was substituted after 69 minutes of the Rossoneri‘s 2-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico and questioned Clarence Seedorf’s decision to replace him with Giampaolo Pazzini as he left the field before doing so again in his post-match interview.

Balotelli, who also clashed with team-mate Adel Taarabt during the game, then became embroiled in a bitter row with Sky Sport Italia host Giancarlo Marocchi, Christian Panucci and Boban himself.

The Croat was dismayed by the 23-year-old’s reaction to the suggestion that he was not a “top player” – but not in the least bit surprised by it.

“The fact is 99.9 per cent of people have the same opinion of Balotelli as Giancarlo Marocchi, Christian Panucci and me,” Boban told Radio Deejay.

“It’s a shame, he is a good guy, but he lacks self-criticism. He will go along his path as always. We are paid to talk, but he doesn’t seem to understand these situations.

“His performance against Roma was shameful. He just walked around the pitch annoying all his team-mates.”

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