Mino Raiola insists “Italy don’t have a better striker than Mario Balotelli” and says Juventus “are still the team to beat”.
“Against Napoli Balotelli wasn’t fit,” Raiola noted, referring to the Champions League play-off second leg.
“He played, he wasn’t at 100 per cent and he got unwarranted criticism. In my opinion we don’t have a better striker than Mario Balotelli in Italy, he should play for the national team.
“With [CT Giampiero] Ventura we’ve had several problems, I’m worried about Italian football.”
Raiola also discussed the Scudetto race, and sees Juve as favourites after six titles in a row.
“Right now Juve are campione d’Italia and the Bianconeri are still a great side. Napoli are now a great team though, they’ve found their size, and I think Roma could spring a surprise.
“The Milanese clubs have followed a policy I don’t agree with. I don’t see the point at Milan, we’ll see how they do when the most difficult games come around.”
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