The 22-year-old started for the Azzurri as they lost 2-1 to France on Wednesday.
â€śI am really happy with the steps being taken by Mario Balotelli,â€ť he told Sky Sport Italia. â€śHe has realised he should not fall into provocations and his play has improved as a result.
â€śI think playing abroad has given Mario a different perspective â€“ it is an important experience for him.
â€śIt crucial for him and the national team that he plays and understands different tactics and cultures.â€ť