Mario Balotelli’s personality is his weakness, says Italy defender

Leonardo Bonucci has warned Mario Balotelli that he needs to become more of a team player for Italy

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Leonardo Bonucci has warned Mario Balotelli that he needs to become more of a team player if he is return to the national fold with Italy.

The 24-year-old striker, who joined Liverpool from AC Milan last month, missed Italy’s recent victories over the Netherlands and Norway, the latter of which he sat out due to suspension.

He needs to understand that he needs to be a team player when playing for Italy

Leonardo Bonucci

And Italy defender Bonucci is hoping that the forward will learn from his spell away from the side.

“His personality is his Achilles heel,” Bonucci told De Telegraaf. “It makes him strong and weak at the same time.

“I hope Mario has seen our matches at home.

“He needs to understand that he needs to be a team player when playing for Italy and provide the platform for others to perform around him.”

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