Toure thinks Balotelli goal will be a big confidence boost
After arriving to Liverpool with a transfer fee of €16 million, the Italian striker Mario Balotelli has finally managed to score his 2nd official goal in a competitive match for the Premier League club as he found the back of the net during a League Cup match against Swansea City which helped Liverpool in snatching a narrow 2-1 victory.
Ever since making his move to Anfield, Balotelli has been a constant subject of criticism as he came to the Premier League club for a hefty price tag but after making over 6 league appearances, the Italian forward still has not managed to score a single Premier League goal. This is one of the main reasons on why Liverpool decided to splash out €16 million to sign him, in order to help fill the void that was left by Luis Suarez and help the club in their charge for the top spots of the top tier English league.
The Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes that the recent goal that Mario Balotelli managed to score against Swansea City in the League Cup will be a big boost of confidence for the Italian attacker and from here on out it will be the spark that he needs to kick start his career with his new club.
“For strikers, goals are like food. Mario needs to feed himself by scoring goals. Now he’s got that one he will do that now, definitely.
“Getting that goal will be fantastic for his confidence. He is a great player; he has just been lacking goals. We all know he’s a top player. I always tell him ‘you need to get out there and show you are one of the best players in the world’.
“He is one of the best. He has just been missing goals but they will come now.” Kolo Toure said as he supports and is optimistic about Mario Balotelli and his future at Liverpool.
Mario Balotelli came off of the bench and entered the pitch at the 79th minute and managed to make a quick impact for Liverpool as he scored only a few minutes later which was just what Liverpool needed to claim a crucial victory over Swansea City.
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