Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is reluctant to enter the debate over AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli's form.

Pirlo was also asked whether Balotelli will be the decisive figure in Italy's World Cup and if he had any advice for the Milan striker.

"No, I have no suggestions, as he is big enough to take care of himself. The important thing is that he reaches the tournament in good shape, then he'll be important to the squad, just like the others."

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