Keown tells England: WIND UP Balotelli

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says England should seek to WIND UP Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli tomorrow.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says England should seek to WIND UP Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli tomorrow.

Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "f I was playing against Mario Balotelli, I'd try to light the fuse inside to get a reaction.

"You'd have to annoy him as much as you could - pinch him, step on his feet, flick his collar up. Anything to annoy and distract him because you know he'll rise to it.

"He is one retaliation or missed tackle away from being sent off. He's so unprofessional at times and teams will try to take advantage of that. England will have to be careful though.

"Balotelli will think this game is about him and will want to prove he's up there with the best. That makes him dangerous."

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