Mario Balotelli

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been told by his former Inter Milan and Manchester City manager to stop losing his cool, and says that AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri is doing a fine job with the young striker.

The former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has told the prolific attacker to address his disciplinary issues and believes Massimiliano Allegri is doing a fine job.

Balotelli received a three-match ban after being red carded at the end of the match against Napoli at the weekend has Mancini saying that he must learn to not let people provoke him, or he will continue to pick up suspensions.

“Now all the defenders in the world know that it takes just two kicks to make him lose his head, and behave accordingly,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Mario must be able to withstand the attacks of rage. He must break the cycle. If word got out that he no longer reacts, after a while he would no longer be provoked.”

Mancini also giving his support to AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri, who he thinks is doing a great job with the volatile striker.

“Is he doing a good job with Balotelli? I would say yes. Mario is not easy to train,” he added.

“When anger overwhelms him, he listens patiently to all your reproaches and promises to restrain himself, but as soon as something happens again, it’s back to the starting point.”