Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli has what it takes to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
The Manchester City boss is of the opinion that the 22-year-old striker has what it takes to be the best player in the world.
“Mario is already one of the best around,” he told a Press conference. “But now he has to stay focused on his work.
“I'm sorry for certain situations [between the two of them], but he has everything there to be like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He is a great guy and is only 22, but sometimes your life as a footballer goes quickly so I hope to be able to get the best out of him soon.”