The Italy coach believes he is the only person who can effectively handle the enigmatic striker because of the way he treats him as a person.
“I often say to Balotelli, jokingly, that maybe I'm the only one capable of managing him,” Prandelli told reporters. “Perhaps it is because I have such little time for him.”
He added: “If we don't try these kids now, then when will we do it?”
Italy hosts Didier Deschamps’ side at Ennio Tardini stadium on Wednesday.
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