Balotelli, 21, has been involved in a number of incidents ranging from throwing a dart at a youth team player in March 2011, to having his bathroom set on fire with fireworks, since his £20 million arrival in Manchester.
The Italian, though, knows he needs to grow up and listen to boss Roberto Mancini. "If Mancini says something, he's right," Balotelli told the BBC. "But I'm 21, so I'm still young. I think from last year, already I'm bigger [older] in my head."