After over three years break: Balotelli is back in the Italian national team

The fact that Mario Balotelli has already allowed himself to be a few Schnitzer in his football career and, above all, away from the playing field, should be known. And even in the younger past, it is not quiet around the already 31-year-old striker.

Super Mario returns: Balotelli back in Italy squad after 3-year absence
Balotellis commitment to Brescia Calcio namely should last as well as the second division Monza, it should not be.

But since 2021, the former inter-, mancity, milan or Liverpool professional is more successful again – in the Turkish House for Adana Demirspor. There, at the former Roma and international Vincenzo Montella in 19 league games, there are eight goals for Balotelli in 19 league games and some assists to book, which is also not escaped to his former coach at the Citizens and even sooner at Inter Milan, Roberto Mancini.

35 Man strong squad for the big goal

The 57-year-old has repeatedly talked about Balotelli in the past and never completely excluded a possible comeback. And now the time has come: for the first time since September 2018, a 1: 1 against Poland in the Nations League, the attacker is back in the squad of Italian selection. More specifically, “Balo” is part of a 35-member squad that has been nominated for a course from 26 to 28 January. Here, the foundation should be placed in the direction of WM 2022 in the direction of WM 2022 before the play-offs in March.

The fact that the striker has been completely without a club for several months, he is currently forgetting with good performance. Now Balotelli can show that there is still a lot of quality in it. And quality is looking for the Squadra Azzurra of these days especially in the offensive: because already in the profit of the European session in the summer 2021 has shown that both Ciro Immobile (Lazio Rome) and Andrea Belotti (FC Turin) not regularly as well as often enough goals achieve.

And hits are needed when it goes on March 24 (20.45) in just a crucial game first against Nordmasedonia. Following either Portugal or Turkey would be waiting.

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