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Inter Milan striker Balotelli opens door to Ghana future

Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli admits he could play for Ghana.

"If I say what I really think, then we're going to be in trouble. I want to talk it over with my parents, who are key figures for me," he told the Corriere dello Sport.

"Yes, Ghana are behind this. For the moment I haven't made any decision and, like everybody, I am awaiting Lippi's call. If it doesn't arrive, then I'll have to give things some serious consideration.

"If I am rubbish, then it's only right that I am not called. But if I do well this season…"

It is a very sudden turnaround for Balotelli, who reacted to racist chants by declaring himself "more Italian than any of those insulting me."

"Effectively I'm not sure if I could even manage to wear the Ghana shirt, which is why it's something I must consider very carefully.

"There is pride at stake too, as Italy is my country and it would be tough to change. I am a bit pessimistic by nature, but at the end of the day I'm convinced it will all be for the best."

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