Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Inter Milan teammate Mario Balotelli to buck up his ideas. Balotelli is again in hot water after refusing to take his place in Inter's squad for last night's victory over Catania.

And Ibra said: "I also spoke a lot at his age, but I worked a lot on the field and that is what he must do.

"He always must keep in mind the advice of his more experienced teammates. We're always available to him."