1 / 2 Next Mario Balotelli’s first game in the colours of Italy against Denmark is a match of his own making.
He was a player of enormous potential and, while he is a natural goal scorer, his performance against Denmark in their friendly in Amsterdam was nothing short of spectacular.
Balotelli was the centre of the attack for the first 25 minutes and he showed that he can be a threat from set pieces too.
He scored the opening goal of the game and then headed in a second from a corner in the 57th minute, but the rest of the match was as usual.
Balotellis strike was a perfect example of the type of goalshe can create from set plays, as he curled a powerful shot past Denmark keeper Jens Lehmann in the 62nd minute.
Balota’s other goal was his first since August last year, but he is only just beginning to come into his own.
Balota’s first match for the Italian national side was a 2-0 friendly victory over Greece on Friday and the striker was immediately recognised by the fans and media as the best player on the pitch.
“I thought it was a great game for us.
They are a very good team and it was important for me to come here and play a game in front of my team-mates and to get a result against them.
I have to be honest, I’m still not really sure what it was like when I played in my first international.
I’ve only played a few games, so I can’t really compare to the way I have played.
It was really good for me,” said Balotello.
Balotti scored the winning goal in his first start for Italy, and the Italian international is now in his second campaign with the national side.
He started the first match of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against the Czech Republic in January and he was an unused substitute.
He said he will be looking forward to his next game, which will be against Iceland on Saturday.
“It’s a very important game for me.
I’m looking forward.
I played a very well against Denmark and I want to continue to do so.
I need to show the quality that I have in my game.
I’ll be looking to continue playing well.”
Balotella’s goal will be the first of a two-match trip to Greece and Iceland before a crucial World Cup qualifier against Spain.
“The two games will be crucial.
It’s going to be important for us to be competitive and win.
We’re not playing any of our best games,” Balotella said.
“I don’t think I’m a player who’s going out there to score goals, but it’s important that I score goals to improve the team.
This is something I’ll take care of.
I will be focused on what I can do in the games ahead.”
Balota is still searching for his first goal since August 2015, when he scored twice against Hungary.
He has scored two in three games for the national team and he believes he is the type to score in every game.
“My form has been great in the last few months.
I think I’ve got the best in the team and the best goals,” Balotte said.”
You can see I’m not just going out for a goal every now and then.
I want more goals to come.”