The striker, who is currently plying his trade at Nice says that an explosive return to the Italian national team is all he has in mind.
This was his view in an interview, where he also threw jabs at his former clubs, AC Milan and Liverpool.
The last game Balotelli featured in for Italy was in 2014 in their defeat by Uruguay, the grand final match in the 2014 World Cup games at Brazil.
So far, Balotelli has enjoyed a lightning start with Nice, which has seen him score five goals in six league appearances, thereby pushing them to the top of the table above PSG and Monaco.
Despite this, the 26 year old was not invited to make up Italy’s squad in preparation for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, first with Spain at home and next, away in Macedonia. The future isn’t looking bleak for him as a return to the Ventura’s led Italian squad isn’t so far away.
“It was right not to select me because I didn’t deserve it,” Balotelli told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s better for Ventura to not select me this time around because when I return, I want to be at my best.”
He joined AC Milan after an end to his three year spell at Manchester City, before heading on to Liverpool on 2014.
After a torrid end to a controversial three-year spell at Manchester City, Balotelli joined AC Milan in January 2013 before moving to Liverpool in 2014. His stay at Anfield wasn’t long before he returned to AC Milan on loan last season. He was unfortunately hit by a groin injury.
On returning to Liverpool during summer, Klopp asked him to move on as there would be no space for him at Liverpool.
Balotelli said: “Klopp doesn’t know me, I spoke to him once. He told me to go somewhere else, work hard and then return. So I said goodbye to them, and that we wouldn’t be seeing each other again.”
He has six goals from five games at Nice and he believes his current form is due to having settled down easily with his new teammates and new surroundings as well.
“At the start, I chose Nice for the climate, I wanted to be in a relaxing but beautiful place, where it’s difficult to get out the wrong side of the bed,” he said.
“The other reason I chose Nice is because there’s a decent group of young players. We’re all about the same age.”