Italy coach Prandelli happy to recall Man City striker Balotelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is happy to have recalled Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to his squad.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is happy to have recalled Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to his squad.

One player who has returned to the set-up is Balotelli after he missed the first two qualifiers in order to undergo eye surgery.

“It upset me that he had the operation while there were international games, but I still decided to call him up as he has talent,” the former Fiorentina boss said. “We now need to understand if he wants to become a champion.

“He must awaken the pride in himself and demonstrate attachment to the jersey for his sake and that of the national side.”

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