It’s a story which has played out across Italy in the last few days and which should continue to do so for years to come.
It was not just the striker who got the message.
It is the coach, who has been asked whether Balotlli could return for a fourth time after being forced to miss two games because of a knee injury suffered during the World Cup.
Balotinelli was one of the most decorated players of the tournament and was named as one of Italy’s best midfielders, while scoring 14 goals in 24 matches.
“Balotelli, at the age of 24, is a man who is very talented,” Giampiero Ventura, the coach of Inter Milan, said.
Balotucci is not the only one who believes Balotini could return to action in the future. “
I think he is still young, but in terms of the player we are talking about he is very important for us.”
Balotucci is not the only one who believes Balotini could return to action in the future.
The Juventus president, Adriano Galliani, also wants the striker to play a part in the Serie A title defence.
“Mario Balotella is a great player,” Galliani said.
“[He] is the best in the world.
I think he could come back, but I think that it would be a big challenge for him.
Balocelli is not alone in thinking he could return. “
But he has already played in the Champions League and we will wait and see.”
Balocelli is not alone in thinking he could return.
“In the Champions Cup he scored two goals and did it with a big, big smile,” Ventura said.