Thursday December 30 2010
Allegri: 'I'd like to coach Balotelli'

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri claims he would like to coach Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli one day in the future.

The precocious Italy international scored a hat-trick in the Premier League this week, although his homesickness and desire to join Milan is no secret.

Balotelli is a self-proclaimed Milan supporter, even going so far as to don the red and black shirt during his time with Inter.

"I would willingly coach Balotelli," Allegri said. "But it would be difficult given that we have so many champions in our team."

Turning his attention to other matters, Allegri revealed that Antonio Cassano has already made a good impression at the club's training camp in Dubai.

"I appreciate his desire to put himself at the complete disposition of the team and I.

"The spirit of sacrifice that he has shown has surprised me more than his talent.

"If you are not made in a certain way, you can't be a Milan player."

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