Marco Amelia said Mario Balotelli “is making very intelligent personal decisions,” including a new look, and praised Ricky Kaka’s work ethic.
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Amelia is expected to wear the gloves during Christian Abbiati’s injury, although Gabriel is also an option for Serie A matches.
“Since I have been at Milan I’ve only had one knee problem that kept me out for a while, but when there are injuries then we have to tread carefully,” Amelia told Radio Deejay.
The goalkeeper was also asked about Balotelli and these on-going rumours he will be assigned a ‘tutor’ to keep him on track.
“He doesn’t need a tutor, he’s 23 years old. After the Napoli game he acknowledged many situations. He is making very intelligent personal decisions.”
Some were visible in Saturday’s training session, as Balotelli had shaved off his Mohican hairstyle and removed expensive jewellery, including his diamond earrings.
La Gazzetta dello Sport even claims he will give up his white Ferrari and move in with girlfriend Fanny Neguesha.
“Kaka is in good shape. He’s relaxed, smiling and gets along with everyone in the locker room. He was so determined to get over his injury that he’d be the first into the training camp and the last one home.
“He already showed some important moves against Barcelona, so we just need to wait for him to regain match fitness in order to see the champion he really is.”