PSG defender Thiago Silva has hailed AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli after Brazil's defeat of Italy.

Balotelli scored in the 4-2 defeat.

Thiago Silva said: "Mario is an incredible player, I have no words to comment on his performance. On the field he always makes his voice heard, hardly misses a ball.

"He has quality to make a difference as he did on the occasion of the assist for Giaccherini, although in that action there was also my fault."