Mario Balotelli: "They invent too many stories about me.
"I never burned my house down, never came to blows with Manchester United fans and never wore Milan's socks to training at Inter - 0.01 per cent of what they say about me is true.
"I've destroyed zero cars, and the only real fine I've ever paid was when I came to Italy instead of celebrating the title with Manchester City.
"As a child, I've been unable to do the normal things of boys my age.
"You can have a nice car or house, but sometimes it makes it hard for me to try to be seen as a normal guy."