Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has urged Mario Balotelli not to take criticism from Jose Mourinho personally. Zanetti said: "Mario has rare technical skills, has great potential to emerge and it would be a severe waste not to fulfill it. He has to understand that Mourinho's words are full of affection and intended not to hurt.

"The coach has only one objective: to get the best possible from him, because this is also in the interest of the team and club.

"He knows that here there are players at Inter he can follow as an example."