Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists Mario Balotelli is no nutter - just unlucky.

Kompany has leapt to the defence of the Italy international, who has resumed full training after being out of action since the end of August following an eye operation.

Kompany said: "He's a great guy. I guess he's the unluckiest when it comes to being in the public eye.

"Everything he does, the mistakes that he makes that other people do as well, just happen to get caught on camera all the time!"