Balotelli must be a team player - Motta

07 June 2012 07:17

Italy midfielder Thiago Motta says he hopes that erratic striker Mario Balotelli can be a team player as the Azzurri prepare to start out against holders Spain on Sunday.

"He's the one who can give us that little extra bit of quality - but he must realise he has to help his teammates on the pitch," said Paris Saint Germain star Motta.

"As he did in our time at Inter he bugs me with his jokes - and not just me!

"But off the pitch he is a charming lad," Motta insisted.

Source: AFP