MARIO BALOTELLI: “I hope to do well this year”

MILAN – At last night’s AIC gala, Mario Balotelli received a prize for the best striker. This is what he had to say:"I thank all my colleagues who voted for me. I’m happy and I hope to do well this year and in the following years to come. I had 6 good months. The current season? We’ll see at the end. As with regards to the World Cup, you never know what can happen in a match, and I hope that Italy finish top of the group. When I made my Serie A debut I wore the number 45 shirt and it brought me luck so I kept it.”