Cesare Prandelli: Mario Balotelli 'lives in a place far from reality'
Former Italian manager Cesare Prandelli has claimed Mario Balotelli lives in a world that is “far from reality”.
Prandelli resigned after Italy bowed out of the World Cup with Balotelli guilty of missing a couple of guilt-edged chances in their vital clash against Costa Rica.
“Balotelli is fundamentally a good guy. He is not a bad person,” Prandelli told Corriere della Sera.
“But he lives in a place that is far away from reality. That doesn’t mean anything. He is only 24 years old and has the possibility to build on this experience.”
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