~~ Convenient timing isn't this?
'I remember [Balotelli] was bought against my advice,' Berlusconi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
'We have many champions: (Jeremy) Menez, (Keisuke) Honda, (Stephane) El Shaarawy, (Fernando) Torres, (Nigel) De Jong.
'The base is there. And we no longer have a rotten apple in the dressing room.'