Thursday October 10 2013
Kjaer: Balotelli is the key

Danish defender Simon Kjaer has claimed that without Mario Balotelli, it is easy to see why Milan and Italy are not the same.

The striker is unlikely to be fit to face the Danes in Copenhagen on Friday evening, and the centre-back has singled out the Rossoneri man as the Azzurri’s key man.

“I have played against him many times and he really has improved as a striker,” the Lille man told reporters.

“Unfortunately there are still those who judge him for what he does off the pitch. But you can certainly see his behaviour has improved.

“Mario is a key player and you can see why the teams he plays for are worst without him.”

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