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De Rossi critical of Italy matchwinner Balotelli: You can do better!

AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has taken a swipe at Italy matchwinner Mario Balotelli. The AC Milan forward nodded home their World Cup winner against England.

But teammate De Rossi complained: "Balotelli is a player with great quality and his goal was scored with the movement of a real hitman.

"He has the quality of the greatest strikers, but sometimes doesn't move the way they do. This is a problem for him, as he'd score triple the goals if he made the right movements.

"Mario is starting to understand that now, as his teammates and the Coach help him. You can see he is beginning to mature tactically.

"In my view if Balotelli learned to run into space and stretch out the team, he'd become unstoppable, because physically there are no defenders who can hold him."

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