Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli insists he hasn't allowed criticism to get to him at the Euros.

The former Inter Milan star struggled to make an impact in the first two group games.

"Criticism follows me around everywhere. It's normal that in 50-60-90 minutes you will make mistakes, so criticism helps you to improve.

"The shirt of the Nazionale has always moved me, ever since I was a kid, and that's normal. In the first games I was excited and it was my first Euros, but I was confident and the only setback was that I didn't score.

"I was not angry, nor did I have problems within the squad or in my life. Some of your colleagues spoke rubbish about me, but I was fine and the only problem was not scoring a goal."