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Patrick Vieira explains Mario Balotelli’s recent exclusion from the OGC Nice squad

Speaking to reporters following OGC Nice’s 1-1 draw away to Toulouse last night, manager Patrick Vieira addresses his exclusion of Mario Balotelli from the match-day squad.

“He is going to work to find his level again and so that he can help the team. That is what I expect from him. I am not someone who sanctions his players. We know what he is missing. He is continuing to work well and I have no doubt that the next 15 days will help us improve his physical condition. From the moment that he is good, he will play. What I want, is that the attackers serve the team, whether that is Mario or others.”


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