Previous
Zenit St Petersburg
Benfica
ESPN3 5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Olympiakos
ESPN3 7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Basel
Real Madrid
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Juventus
ESPN3 7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Liverpool
ESPN3 7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
AS Monaco
ESPN3 7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Feb 8, 2014

Mario Balotelli cries on bench

Mario Balotelli wept on the bench after being substituted in AC Milan's loss to Napoli on Saturday, but manager Clarence Seedorf said the striker's tears were not "abnormal".

Mario Balotelli broke into tears in AC Milan's loss on Saturday.

Balotelli had a lacklustre day but there was little to explain his emotion.

"We are players and there are times when we express ourselves that way," Seedorf told Sky Sport Italia. "I see nothing wrong or abnormal in that. I experienced it at times too.

"He too needs to grow in general. He played very well against Cagliari, while tonight perhaps didn’t make the most of the space. These are things we can all improve on and I’m happy he has so many areas to improve, as I can help him through that education."

Balotelli only put one shot on target before coming off for Giampaolo Pazzini in the 73rd minute. He was also ruled offside three times.

Seedorf lost his first game since taking over as Milan manager.

"It was a step backwards in terms of the result, but I also saw many positive things," he said.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.