Balotelli anger no problem, say Italy

Balotelli was thought to have fallen out with national coach Cesare Prandelli, and took his Ipad to the bench with him during the win over the Faroe Islands.

“Balotelli’s situation is nothing to worry about,” Riva said of the player, who came on for the final six minutes. “These are small things that happen in every team. He only played a few minutes against the Faroe Islands so he couldn’t do much. But in every training, Mario gives his best.

“Prandelli did not watch Balotelli’s warm-up because he was watching the game. Let’s not create a problem where there is none.”