AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy is excited about his partnership with Mario Balotelli.

El Shaarawy is only 20 while Balotelli is 22, so they are symbols of Prandelli's new Azzurri era.

"We represent the Nazionale of youth, a new team that focuses on young players. Investing in youth is the most important thing.

"I'm happy that we are doing well, but also aware we can do so much better to make Italy even greater. Prandelli asks me the same things that Allegri does in a 4-3-3, where I can play wide left."