Mario Balotelli unhappy on bench

September 21, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini accepts it will be tough keeping Mario Balotelli happy if he continues to miss big matches.

Balotelli did not even make City's squad for the high-profile Champions League encounter with Real Madrid on Tuesday. Mancini rejected talk of a bust-up between the pair, insisting it had been a "tactical decision."

However, he accepts Balotelli would not have been impressed, even if he did hold out the olive branch of a potential place in his side ...

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