Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli says he has his sights set on winning the Ballon d'Or.

Balotelli feels he possesses a "beautiful and wonderful" talent but is confident he has more to give, with his sights set on eventually winning the coveted Ballon D'Or.

"My dream is to become in time the strongest footballer. I know I am strong, but if I go on working I know I can become much stronger," he told France Football.

"The Ballon d'Or is the most important title after the World Cup and European Championship. It is an objective. I think I could be able to win it one day. But I still have to work a lot.

"When I decide to score, I score. I know I am strong, but I believe it is not enough yet. I can kick fine, dribble very well, but I still have to improve."