Tuesday November 20 2012
'Balotelli can be as good as Messi'

Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli has what it takes to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

The Manchester City boss is of the opinion that the 22-year-old striker has what it takes to be the best player in the world.

“Mario is already one of the best around,” he told a Press conference. “But now he has to stay focused on his work.

“I'm sorry for certain situations [between the two of them], but he has everything there to be like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He is a great guy and is only 22, but sometimes your life as a footballer goes quickly so I hope to be able to get the best out of him soon.”

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