Carlos Tevez believes Manchester City teammate Mario Balotelli “can score the decisive goal” in tonight’s Italy-Germany clash, which is “the real Final.”
The winners of this semi will go on to face Spain in the Euro 2012 Final on Sunday.
“Italy-Germany is the real Final,” Tevez told AdnKronos news agency.
“Italy can win the Euros, because Spain are not the same side as two years ago. They reached the Final thanks to an easier group and penalties.
“Do not let yourself be conned by the four goals against the Republic of Ireland. The reality is Spain don’t know how to score and Italy can beat them.”
Germany remain the favourites to win the tournament and take on the Azzurri this evening.
“Italy’s greatest strength is their balance. Germany are physically imposing and able to score, but do not have a strong defence and so far nobody has really attacked them.
“My friend Mario is excellent and it’s not true he is a hot-head. He can score the decisive goal.”