// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Prandelli: young people are the future

Prandelli: young people are the future

PanARMENIAN.Net - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli voiced hope that Mario Balotelli can “become a champion”, and admitted he was “upset” at the timing of the 22-year-old’s eye operation, according to forzaitalianfootball.com.

“I admit I was upset by Balotelli’s decision to have an eye operation the same week that two Italy games were on the horizon,” Prandelli said. “I’ve called him up to try and assess whether he wants to become a champion.”

Balotelli, who has been playing a bit part role so far in Manchester City’s campaign this season, joins an Italy squad filled with young faces, including PSG’s Marco Verratti and AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy,

“Young people are the future, and we have to focus on them,” the 55-year-old coach said.

 Top stories
Mikayelyan finished in 39 minutes, 1.4 seconds, while Switzerland's Dario Cologna won the race in 33 minutes, 43.9 seconds.
Armenia's Katya Galstyan came in the 71st in the Olympic cross country skiing women's 10km freestyle in Pyeongchang
Midfielder Marcos Pizzelli has trained with the players of Kazakhstan’s Aktobe, an Instagram posted by the club reveals.
Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian drew the round 8 match against Grigoriy Oparin of Russia at the Tradewise Chess Festival.
Partner news