Manchester City attacker Mario Balotelli shrugged off stiff competition from players such as Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), David De Gea (Atletico Madrid), Bojan Krkic (Barcelona) and Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht) to scoop up the Golden Boy trophy, but the Italy international is not impressed with his rivals, claiming that he's never even heard of Wilshere.
"I don't know who Jack Wilshere is to be honest. But the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him," Balotelli was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.
"Perhaps I can show him the Golden Boy trophy when we meet and remind him that I'm the one who won it and not him!"
Balotelli is the first Italian player to win the Golden Boy award. Rafael van der Vaart, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Anderson and Alexandre Pato previously won the trophy.
The 20-year-old attacker joined Manchester City from Inter in the summer of 2010 and has already impressed with some fine performances, despite spending two months on the sidelines due to injury.