Italy coach Cesare Prandelli admits Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli needs to change his behaviour off the pitch.

Prandelli feels Balotelli is deliberately courting controversy away from the game.

He said: "Balotelli has always behaved very well with us on international duty. He must always focus on proving his value on the field, without being a 'superhero' or Mario the 'character' off it, and we tacticians have to find the best way to get that talent out of him."