Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli can match the heights of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Mancini reckons the Italian striker can be as good as Messi and Ronaldo - if he sorts his head out.

Mancini said: "I hope for Mario the day when he changes mentality comes soon.

"That is the day he will be one of the three best players in the world along with Messi and Cristiano."