The Udinese player collapsed and died in Saturdayâ€™s Pescara-Livorno Serie B game at the age of 25.
â€śHe was an absolutely lovely lad,â€ť Balotelli told news agency ANSA.
â€śItâ€™s a terrible tragedy that teaches us to reflect on, appreciate and respect life. I was shocked when I heard of Morosiniâ€™s death. I couldnâ€™t believe it and hoped it was just some horrible prank.
â€śHe 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€ť