Giuseppe Rossi believes that the Italian people are putting too much pressure on Mario Balotelli.
The pair have played regularly for the national team, and the Fiorentina striker has claimed that fans on the peninsula expect far too much from the Milan man.
“No great team should rotate around one single player,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It takes a whole squad to divide tasks and responsibilities.
“It seems that everything depends on him. The focus on Mario is exaggerated so much.
“It puts such a heavy weight on players’ shoulders when the pressure is that great.”