Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli believes Mario Balotelli is in good hands being coached by Clarence Seedorf at Milan.
The 23-year-old has come in for severe criticism of late and has been linked with a move away from San Siro but the former Fiorentina boss thinks the forward is fine where he is.
“Balotelli is an important player for the national team, like a lot of other players,” Prandelli said while attending an Illumia promotional event.
“But he must arrive at the World Cup fully prepared.
“It would serve Balotelli well to listen to Seedorf and to use the emotions he is feeling to express himself out on the pitch.
“When an emotion is channelled well it is always appreciated.
“He is in good hands, Seedorf knows how to handle great champions as he was one himself.
“Balotelli has always behaved well with the national team.”