My tribe

Prandelli convinced of big things from Man City striker Balotelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has huge potential.

Prandelli invited Balotelli to make his senior Italy debut, but the Manchester City striker has since been out of action following knee surgery.

He said: "He is potentially an extraordinary player, even if in the last few months there has been more focus on him as a media caricature than a footballer.

"I had a great chat with him and he seemed motivated. It's taking a while to recover from this injury, but he just needs to work consistently and it seems to me that's what he's doing."

 Click here for the best Manchester City coverage on the 'net. All your City news and gossip in one spot.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?