Tottenham ace Scott Parker insists he won't go gunning for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli when England face Italy.

Sunday's game in Kiev could see Parker come up against Balotelli for the first time since the Manchester City striker was banned for stamping on his head during a Barclays Premier League game in January.

"Whether Balotelli meant to do what he did or not, I don't know," Parker said.

"He got punished for it and obviously has served his punishment.

"I am not holding any grudges."