Inter Milan defender Douglas Maicon has heaped praise on Mario Balotelli after their 5-3 win over Palermo. Balotelli struck twice before being forced off feeling unwell.

"Balotelli? A player like him, his personality is very important for Inter, he was not well but still wanted to be out there and did his job, he was good," declared Maicon.

"Are the fans of Meazza too demanding? It always is good to hear what the public wants, but the fans must understand that this team can score goals. This win is especially for the squad."