Mario Balotelli could not hide his enthusiasm, after Italy 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™ started with a victory over England. The former Manchester City striker his struggles at the end of the season at AC Milan behind him and scored the winning goal in Saturday's 2-1-victory in Manaus.
Balotelli, who was voted by the fans as the Budweiser man of the match, tweeted: "man of the match, I'm just happy. A big thank you to my team-mates and let us continue. "Forza Azzurri."
The 23-year-old was about to start other than a certainty, but was chosen by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli before Ciro immobile Serie A top scorer. Italy next face Costa Rica on Friday in Recife. Costa Rica stunned Uruguay 3-1 in the other match of Group D. "we are strong and everyone should fear," Balotelli said figc.it.
In the meantime, Prandelli will optimally Balotelli in Brazil. "Mario played, a great game against England", said the head of Italy. "But I told him that he given can be much more his extraordinary potential."