Speaking in an extensive interview with L’Équipe, OGC Nice midfielder Vincent Koziello discussed the arrival of Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
“It is pure joy to play with a striker of his qualities. He will have one chance and make it count. In the game, he is already doing well and with a string of matches he will do even more. More calls for the ball, more holding up of the ball. We will be able to rely on his size, too. It gives us the possibility to play the long ball game, at times when there might not be other solutions… He seems like he is always enjoying himself. He is already very well embedded in the squad, he laughs, he makes jokes, I think we are going to have fun.”
Mario Balotelli has been rested by manager Lucien Favre this weekend and will not play any part in Ligue 1 leaders’ Nice’s encounter with Nancy tomorrow.