The Udinese player collapsed and died in Saturdayâs Pescara-Livorno Serie B game at the age of 25.
âHe was an absolutely lovely lad,â Balotelli told news agency ANSA.
âItâs a terrible tragedy that teaches us to reflect on, appreciate and respect life. I was shocked when I heard of Morosiniâs death. I couldnât believe it and hoped it was just some horrible prank.
âHe was such a nice guy, really golden. This makes me reflect on many things in my life. It teaches me to appreciate life, respect it and experience it with caution and dignity.â