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Thursday March 21 2013
Mature Balotelli impresses Prandelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has seen a difference in Mario Balotelli since he left Manchester City for Milan.

The striker moved to the Diavolo in the January transfer window and Prandelli, who has always rated him highly, is content with his work ahead of tonight’s game against Brazil.

“There hasn’t been a lot of talk about him over these last few days and I think that is a positive,” the tactician noted.

“It signifies that hard work pays off and that he is finding the right road to go down. He’s participating in things a lot more.

“He is maturing quickly.”

Balotelli, who has scored five goals in 17 games for his country, has netted seven in six League games for the Diavolo.

The former Inter man will turn 23 in August.

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