Pier Silvio Berlusconi admits he's a big fan of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Pier Silvio is the son of Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and the vice-president of Mediaset.

"I love Balotelli, because he is a great champion. Technically and physically he is outstanding, one of the best in the world.

"He is still young, he can only get better, and there is a very wide scope for his potential, if he continues on this path.

"I'm a fan of Mario and so justify everything that he does. He always makes the news, in the field with his goals, but also out of the field, with everything that he does.

"Did Italy play their best game of the Confederations Cup in his absence? I do not know… In Milan he is critical and we hope that he always played because he decides games."