L’enfant terrible of Italian soccer, Mario Balotelli, has claimed in a Puma sponsored interview, in which he comically was interviewing himself, that he is the coolest player in the Italian squad going to Brazil next month for the 2014 World Cup.
“The quickest in the Italy squad? That’s me,” he said in the interview to mark the launch of PUMA Tricks.
“The best? Don’t make me do this, you know who is the best!
“The most technical? You know that one as well. The funniest? You already know that one too. The coolest? Come on, that one is really obvious!”
“I always believed I’d be at the World Cup. It’s every child’s dream to play at the World Cup. You start playing football dreaming about that. I have done well in my career and I’m lucky to have the chance.”
Balotelli also has designs on the golden boot and plans on what he would do with it.
“When I win the Golden Boot, it will go in my wardrobe with the rest of my shoes!” he said.
“I struggled a bit at the beginning of Euro 2012, but then after that it went very well! I believe that Italy are a stronger team now then we were then. I don’t know why.
“We are a strong team and try to play an important part in the same way that other big players do, like Pirlo, Buffon and three or four other key members of the team.”
Balotelli is among a number of the selected stars who will be playing in the new PUMA Tricks boots in Brazil this summer.