Man City striker Balotelli insists he won't let down Italy at Euros
The striker has become more famous for his red cards, scuffles and off the field antics than goals, earning him a warning ahead of the Euros.
"I've dreamed of playing at the Euros since I was a child," he told the Corriere dello Sport.
"Wearing the Italy jersey has always been my dream and now it has become reality. Now the Euros are coming up, which are the biggest competition along with the World Cup. I'm so fired up I can't wait to get started.
"I will give my all to do well. The whole team and I want the Nazionale to play a great Euros so we can give some satisfaction to the Italian people.
"Don't worry, there will be no problems at the Euros. I will keep myself under control. Prandelli and Roberto Mancini are the greatest Coaches I've worked with in my career, as they are also great people. I must thank them so much."