Serie A - Balotelli set to return after apology

Reuters - Thu, 01 Apr 16:35:00 2010

Internazionale forward Mario Balotelli could return to action this weekend after apologising to Jose Mourinho for a row that led to the teenager being frozen out for a month.

2009/10 Serie A Inter Balotelli - 0

Two days after declaring that he had done nothing wrong and had no intention of saying sorry to the Portuguese coach, the 19-year-old suddenly had a change of heart.

"I apologise for the situation that developed recently," Balotelli said, referring to an incident in training.

"I'm the first to suffer from it because I love football and I'd like to play and now I wait in silence to be able to be useful to the team again."

The row was the latest in a series of run-ins between Mourinho and the talented Balotelli, who has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Inter's city rivals AC Milan.

He could be called up for Saturday's Serie A match against Bologna, when Inter will be without four suspended players, including fellow forward Samuel Eto'o.

Inter have been in poor form in Serie A recently and are just a point ahead of second-placed AS Roma.


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