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Trapattoni: AC Milan firebrand Balotelli can be rescued

Former Juventus and Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni says he's a fan of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Trapattoni believes Balotelli's temperament can be improved.

"These are guys who have great talent. And can be seen as children who are difficult to manage. Maybe they have a commendable quality at a technical level, but then they go wrong at the level of behavioral rules.

"It hurts the spirit of the group.

"If Balotelli is recoverable from this point of view? I think gradually, thanks to those who manage him, things can be put in place. Experience of those who guide him will be crucial.

"It's clear, then, that in the media there is a lot of noise. Is he someone I'd like to work with? Without a shadow of a doubt. Look, I have coached many boys regarded as rebels.

"The talent must always be given due consideration, it should be first of all. Then it's also the teammates understanding the character and limiting their excesses."

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