The Italy forward completed a move away from Liverpool before the transfer window closed, ending his brief but troubled one-year spell at Anfield.
Balotelli returned to AC Milan, where he has enjoyed previous success, and Rossoneri great Kaka has urged the 25-year-old to start making the most of his immense talents.
“Mario is a very talented player, there is no doubt about it,” the Orlando Soccer City playmaker told Goal.
“But he must understand that this isn’t an easy time for him and he really needs to find some motivation in order to use his talent to help the team.
“He’s the type of player who can easily change a match at any time – and I hope he can lend a hand to Milan’s season.”
Balotelli managed only one Premier League goal with Liverpool having moved for €20 million last summer, and was unable to muster any of the sporadic inspiration he mustered during his title-winning time with Manchester City.
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Kaka, who won the Ballon d’Or and the Champions League during his time in Lombardy, clearly believes that Balotelli has the class to realise his potential once again, but is aware that the volatile forward is running out of chances to prove his worth.
Liverpool have bolstered their forward line this summer with the additions of Roberto Firminio, Christian Benteke and the returning Divock Origi.