AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy is looking forward to Italy's clash with France tonight.

El Shaarawy expects to partner Manchester City ace Mario Balotelli in the Azzurri attack.

"I am at the complete disposal of the Coach. At Milan I learned how to alternate attacking and defending phases," he said of the 4-3-3 system.

"I hope to do well with Balotelli. Prandelli gave me all the directions and now I have to prove my quality."