Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli was said to be unimpressed by the strikerâs touchline warm-up and the Manchester City playerâs decision to take his i-Pad with him on the bench.
Riva, however, has today tried to play down the events ahead of Tuesdayâs Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia.
âThis Balotelli incident is part of a lot of little things that happen in any side,â Riva said. âThere is nothing to worry about.
âHe played for five minutes on Friday so he couldnât really do a lot on the field of play,â continued the Cagliari legend.
âMario always gives his all in training, indeed it is often the Coach who has to urge him to stop.
âPrandelli didnât even see the playerâs warm up because he was watching the game. Letâs not create a problem when there isnât one there.â