Did Carlo Ancelotti deserve to be sacked as Real Madrid manager? Have your say by becoming a GMS writer: http://gms.to/writenow

Football

.

Bonucci backs Balotelli to shine

Published Add your comment

Leonardo Bonucci has urged Mario Balotelli to be Italy's smiling assassin in Sunday's European Championship quarter-final against England.

Juventus defender Bonucci has looked out for Balotelli ever since they were team-mates at Inter Milan, arguably never more so than during their country's victory against Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Bonucci said: "If he can smile a bit more, he's a player who can make the difference for us. He's unpredictable, he's strong and he's powerful."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Topics:
Football
Championship
Mario Balotelli

Read more

back to top