Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi has praised Inter boss Jose Mourinho over his management of Mario Balotelli. Mourinho again criticised Balotelli in the press last week as he attempts to keep the youngster on the straight-and-narrow.

Sacchi said: "Mourinho may say many things, but on Balotelli, in my opinion he is doing well. The Portuguese knows he must handle him differently from other players, Mario is a complicated guy, who must mature quickly.

"The Inter coach is using the carrot and stick with him."