Inter Milan striker Balotelli opens door to Ghana future

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

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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