Ghanaian-born Italian international Mario Balotelli has regretted choosing the European nation over his native country Ghana, according to his biological father, Thomas Bawuah.
Balotelli, born to Ghanaian parents opted to play for European giants after shooting to fame in 2011 when he won the UEFA Champions League with Inter-Milan.
The 25-year-old despite several attempts by the Ghana Football Association decided to feature for the former World Champions.
Having made 33 caps for the Gli Azzurri, Balotelli seems to have fall out of favor by his adopted country due to his lost of form.
The AC Milan attacker is likely to miss the cut for the 2016 EURO Championships in June this year.
Thomas Bawuah, father of the former Manchester City striker has revealed his son’s regret for choosing Italy over the African giants (Ghana).
“Himself (Balotelli), has started realising he made a big mistake playing for the Italian National Team and he has told friends about it”, Barwuah told pink sports.
“He is not being treated well, true they don’t show him the love he deserves for his great talent and skill. I think that all he gets is abuse, especially from the media here and that is because he is black”.
“They don’t like him and it started from the beginning, they didn’t want to see a black boy like himself taking glory of the Italian National Team”,
Balotelli, represented Italy at the 2012 goes down to become the first and only Black African who has featured for the European country.