Prandelli defends derby behaviour of AC Milan's Balotelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is delighted with the form of Mario Balotelli at AC Milan. Prandelli was impressed by Balotelli's derby performance in their draw with Inter Milan.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is delighted with the form of Mario Balotelli at AC Milan.

Prandelli was impressed by Balotelli's derby performance in their draw with Inter Milan.

"Balotelli played a good match against Inter Milan and has made 2-3 important steps We do not need to go into what he did at the end of game and it does not seem a very serious thing," said the Azzurri coach.

"The continuity of Mario? It depends a lot from him and from Milan in the sense that he has the good fortune to have joined a big club with a great coach that will enable him to better express his qualities.

"He has important potential."

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