july 09, 2012 • 12:56 PM • last update 12:59 PM

Mario Balotelli parties hard as preseason begins in Europe

Balotelli has been spending his vacation just as we expected.
Foto: reproduction

While his teammates have begun their preseason preparation as Manchester City prepares to defends its Premier League title, the Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, was found partying in a nightclub in Saint-Tropez.

Mario was enjoying the good life with a bottle of Champagne while he smoked a pipe of hookah, while receiving a massage from a woman, bringing to reality everyone's caricature of Balotelli.

The 21-year old striker has had some arguments with his ex-girlfriend, Raffaella Fico, who is expecting Balotelli's first son.

If Balotelli was already a soccer celebrity, his performance for Italy in the Euro 2012 where his goals pushed Italy to the final, he has become one of the biggest stars in international soccer.