â€śIf I say what I really think, then weâ€™re going to be in trouble. I want to talk it over with my parents, who are key figures for me,â€ť he told the Corriere dello Sport.
â€śYes, Ghana are behind this. For the moment I havenâ€™t made any decision and, like everybody, I am awaiting Lippiâ€™s call. If it doesnâ€™t arrive, then Iâ€™ll have to give things some serious consideration.
â€śIf I am rubbish, then itâ€™s only right that I am not called. But if I do well this seasonâ€¦â€ť
It is a very sudden turnaround for Balotelli, who reacted to racist chants by declaring himself â€śmore Italian than any of those insulting me.â€ť
â€śEffectively Iâ€™m not sure if I could even manage to wear the Ghana shirt, which is why itâ€™s something I must consider very carefully.
â€śThere 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 Iâ€™m convinced it will all be for the best.â€ť