Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is delighted with the form of Mario Balotelli and David Silva.

Mancini, however, says Balotelli is still maturing.

"Mario can always have some idiocy, but he's growing," he said.

"Maturity does not come in one day, let's give him time. He deserves it: Mario is a good guy."

He also insisted that Silva can be ranked alongside any player in the world.

"Silva is at Xavi and Iniesta levels. He's a champion."