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OGC Nice President Rivère on Mario Balotelli: “I think that our story together is ending.”

Speaking in an interview with RMC Sport tonight, OGC Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère was asked about whether he would be offering striker Mario Balotelli a new contract, with his existing deal expiring at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

“For us, Mario was supposed to leave, so he missed pre-season. I think that all players who do not have a good pre-season suffer in the first half of the championship. On top of that he has now rediscovered his physical condition but he is unlucky. It puts the poor man in a state of tension. Now aside from that, Mario has not lost his talent. The day that one goes in (he hasn’t scored this campaign), they will pile up after that. We cannot have regrets.”

On a contract extension:

No, I think that it will be finished.


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