Inter Milan legend Luis Suarez has claimed that last weekend’s Milan derby proved that AC Milan Mario Balotelli still cannot be considered a world-class player,Goal reports.
The Rossoneri forward struggled to make an impact in the game at San Siro, as Massimiliano Allegri’s struggling side slumped to a 1-0 defeat, with Rodrigo Palacio scoring the only goal of the game for Inter with just four minutes to go.
Suarez was extremely underwhelmed with Balotelli’s contribution to the AC Milan cause, arguing that the obvious dearth of talent around him cannot be used an excuse for such a sub-standard showing in one of the most famous fixtures in world football.
“One sees a world-class player in games like the derby, meaning he is not one yet,” the 78-year-old former Spain international told Tiki Taka.
“Palacio and (Inter midfielder Fredy) Guarin played like world-class players, without the support of the team.”
Balotelli has managed just six Serie A goals this season for Milan, who are currently languishing in 13th place in the standings.