Prandelli hails new Balotelli
Coach impressed with his striker's new attitude
By Rebecca Stephenson (@1rebs). Last Updated: July 1, 2012 2:19pm
Mario Balotelli's new attitude has impressed coach Cesare Prandelli
Cesare Prandelli thinks Mario Balotelli has a whole new attitude since he joined Manchester City from Inter Milan.
The Italian coach has been impressed with the way his striker has started to follow instructions and realise that he can learn from others.
Balotelli has scored three times at Euro 2012 and needs just one more goal against Spain in the final on Sunday to take the lead in the race for the Golden Boot.
And Prandelli thinks the 21-year-old now has the right approach to make the most of his talent.
He said:" We have always felt he had great ability.
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"But there comes a time when you have to be brave enough to accept other people's advice because the result becomes paramount.
"He has found a set-up where he can talk to great champions, who have won a lot of trophies and achieved a lot.
"We have asked him to do certain things, and at this moment in time, he is doing them."
Prandelli hopes having an in-form Balotelli will help overcome the defending champions in Kiev on Sunday.
And the coach has dismissed all talk that Spain have not been good to watch during the tournament.
He added: "I don't think they are boring in any way, shape or form.
"That assessment comes from the fact the same side has always been winning."