Prandelli: Mario to learn from woe

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Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has told striker Mario Balotelli he will emerge stronger from the shattering experience of Sunday night's Euro 2012 final hammering by Spain in Kiev.

The Azzurri conceded twice in each half as they were overpowered by the defending champions 4-0. It left Balotelli shattered after he had gone into the game with such high hopes. The Manchester City man stormed straight down the tunnel at the final whistle, and angrily shrugged off the attempts of Italian officials to stop him.

Balotelli eventually returned to collect his medal, and Prandelli said: "I told Mario that these are experiences you have to deal with and have to accept. You have to hold your hands up and say the opponents were better, accept defeat."

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