Prandelli enjoys challenge of coaching Man City's Balotelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli enjoys the challenge of managing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli enjoys the challenge of managing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

The Italy coach dropped the hitman twice from this squad in the run-up to the Euros because of his disciplinary record at City.

And he said: “I have coached Adriano, Adrian Mutu, Antonio Cassano and Balotelli.

“They are difficult to manage but it’s more fascinating.

“They are more faithful than those players who think they are a champion when they aren’t.

“They are players that have quality and make you win. Mario has enormous potential.”

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