Prandelli touched on Balotelli's recent indiscretion in Naples, that saw him strike out at a cameraman.
"Sometimes the Press against Mario is exaggerated, even is sometimes he makes mistakes.
"I do not want to talk about it anymore. I have taken the same position as [FIGC President Giancarlo] Abete - this matter is now closed.
"I want to talk about the football. Yesterday Mario had a good training session, so we'll have to see if he's fit enough to start.
"He did not seem to have any problems today though."
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