Friday October 25 2013
Silvestre: Balotelli will be vital

Matias Silvestre believes that if Milan are to do well this season, Mario Balotelli will have to perform.

The central defender is currently on loan at the Rossoneri from Inter, and has spoken of his first few months in the red and black side of the city, whilst also commenting on the controversial striker and Kaka’s arrival.

“I’m fine here,” he told Milan Channel. “I’m getting on really well with all my teammates. We train every day together and there has been no problems.

“I think Balotelli is very important to us. He will show his value to this team as the season goes on.

“Kaka played a great game [against Barcelona in the Champions League]. He trains at 100 per cent every day and will become even more vital as the campaign goes on.

“I think everyone can learn from his behaviour.”

The Argentine concluded by remarking on Sundays match with Parma.

“We just want the three points – they have some tough defenders and some great strikers, so we’ll have to be focused on the job in hand.”

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