Ronaldo Warns Mario Balotelli to Not Throw Away His Talent

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Brazilian legend Ronaldo has compared Balotelli to former Inter Milan striker Adriano.

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Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has warned Mario Balotelli not to throw away his talent and focus solely on playing football according to Goal.com.

Balotelli has been the subject of many off the field controversies, especially during his time at Manchester City where he often found himself in the newspapers for the wrong reasons.

Ronaldo has compared Balotelli to former Brazilian international Adriano, who had plenty of talent but like Balotelli often found himself putting his lifestyle before his football.

“We have all done some stupid things at some point in our lifes, but it’s important to realise when it’s time to quit. I remember the example of Adriano, although that is not necessarily related to Balotelli’s situation, because it’s a bit different,” said Ronaldo in an interview.

Balotelli moved back to Italy in January, signing for Italian giants AC Milan and the striker has become an important part of his new side.

The 22 year is currently in Brazil playing for Italy at the Confederations Cup and will hope to lead his country to their first silverware since winning the World Cup in Germany in 2006.

Balotelli had an excellent competition for Italy at Euro 2012, helping his side progress to the final of the competition where they lost to Spain.

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