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Balotelli: Euro2012 is the chance of my life

euro2012 balotelliManchester City striker Mario Balotelli and Italy said that Euro2012 can give a great opportunity to show their talent. Namely scrapper expected to lead the attack on "Squadra Azzurri" at the Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Italy will try to win his first European title since 1968.

"This could be the chance of a lifetime for me," Balotelli told reporters at a press conference. "I think my season was okay. I am young, this is when one can make mistakes.

"I am not affected by the responsibility that coach Cesare Prandelli has put on me. Like Roberto Mancini, he has put his faith in me.

"Antonio Cassano and I are not the best players, we are simply the most talked about"
"I cannot wait to repay him for that. I do not think I will ever leave him with 10 men on the field."

"Italy have a lot of good players," he noted. "Cassano and I are not the best, we are simply the most talked about.

"Antonio Di Natale, for example, is very good, and I would be happy to play on the wings to give room for him in the team.

"I play at Manchester City and I am fine there. There have been no tricks from my agent. I will stay at City."

The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with Milan defender Thiago Silva in recent days, and Balotelli thinks that the Brazilian would be a quality addition to his club.

"If Thiago Silva comes to City, we will surely be stronger," he concluded.