Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini maintained that Everton striker Moise Kean was “absolutely different” from Mario Balotelli.
“Of course, he was punished several times in Juventus youth, but he still showed himself very polite towards the community when he appeared in the first team,” wrote Chiellini in Io, Giorgio about Balotelli. “Often he doesn’t notice the warning and is late, but it’s habits that can be modified without problem.”
Having thus criticised Brescia forwards Balotelli earlier in his book, Chiellini then said Kean was nothing like the former guy of Inter and Manchester City:
“Balotelli has just the shot. There are some who still equate him to Moise Kean, a child who appears rebellious and unmanageable but is totally different from Mario.”