Nice coach Lucien Favre says Mario Balotelli is “ready to listen” ahead of making his return to the Champions League.
Balotelli, 26, will spearhead the Nice attack against Ajax on Wednesday in the third qualifying round first leg fixture on the Cote d’Azur.
The former Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool striker had considered a move this summer after only signing a one-year contract upon moving to France, but opted to extend his stay at the club and is now working hard in preseason.
“He started [preseason training] a little late, but he has worked well, just like the rest of the team,” Favre said.
“He is ready to listen, that’s the most important thing, he’s taking things in little by little and he’s getting back to the level he wants to be at. He has a challen...