Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart won't hear a bad word said against AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli's two-and-a-half years at City will live long in the memory, with the shot of him revealing a t-shirt saying 'Why Always Me?' after scoring at Old Trafford encapsulating that spell.

Put to Hart that England will be hoping not to be saying 'why always him?' this weekend, the goalkeeper laughed and said: "You never know with him, do you? "He is an exciting player, a good person and someone I am looking forward to seeing again.

"We had a long time working together and I speak highly of everyone I have played with."

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