Local media have pointed out the Altobelli is an anagram of Balotelli, as both scored against Germany.
"I have known Balotelli since he was a child and played for Lumezzane, in the province of Brescia. I always saw he had great talent. He is extraordinary and if he matures a little then he has the qualities to be as strong as Messi or Ronaldo. Spain know that too.
"When people talk about Balotelli, they say he could be a problem for the locker-room atmosphere. Instead, it looks like the only trouble he caused was for the opposition defences."