Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli believes he was a worthy recipient of Tuttosport's Golden Boy trophy as the best player under the age of 21, claiming he does not even know who fellow contender Jack Wilshere is.
Balotelli finished ahead of Arsenal midfielder Wilshere for the Turin sports newspaper's award, and reckons he was a deserving winner.
"I am delighted to receive this award," said Balotelli to Tuttosport.
"Who should have won this award but me? Two years ago I finished sixth and a year ago fourth. It was finally my turn.
"I don't know who Wilshere is but the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him.
"Perhaps I can show him (Wilshere) the Golden Boy trophy and remind him that I won it!"