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I wear Balotelli's shirt as pyjamas

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Napoli goal keeper has admitted that he recently wears Italy striker Mario Balotelli's AC Milan shirt in bed after he made history by becoming the first stopper to save a penalty from the Italian.

After the vital save during Napoli's 2-1 victory over Milan at San Siro, Reina appealed to Balotelli to have his jersey.

“I wear very special pyjamas now," the Spain international told Onda Cero

“It is made up of the Milan shirt Balotelli was wearing when I saved his penalty and some Napoli shorts.

“After saving the penalty, I couldn’t resist asking him for his jersey, as it was an historic event. He gave it to me and I brought it here to create an unusual pyjama kit.”

Reina, 31, who joined the Italian giants on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool during the summer transfer window, also revealed his secret behind stopping Balotelli's penalty kick.

He continued: “How did I save the penalty? By waiting one second more than Mario did. His strength from the spot is that he’s so calm he is able to wait until the last second before deciding where to place the ball and how to hit it. I waited more than he did and it went well.”

Napoli are currently lying next to AS Roma as second in the Serie A table after winning six of their first seven matches and losing none.

Meanwhile, Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Reina next summer, following the disappointment from top stopper Victor Valdes who have refused to extend his contract which will run out at the end of the season.

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