PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti feels Italy striker Mario Balotelli can make the difference tonight against England.

The ex-Chelsea boss believes that Manchester City bad boy Mario ­Balotelli may have the last laugh over his club colleagues.

He explained: "It's important Balotelli knows how they defend. Lescott is his colleague at City. He can bother Mario physically. But Balotelli is faster than Lescott and Terry."

"Italy needs Balotelli now. He's a ­crucial player. He could make Italy win Europe 2012."