Ancelotti: Balotelli cannot be relied upon


Real Madrid Coach┬áAncelotti┬áspoke to Spanish radio station┬áRNE┬áand discussed ItalyÔÇÖs World Cup prospects.┬áÔÇ£At the moment Italy are just behind Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Cesare Prandelli is trying to bring down the age of the squad, but his strength remains in the great midfield experience of Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi and Thiago Motta.

ÔÇ£ItalyÔÇÖs real problem is in attack, where they do not have any top players. We are waiting for Balotelli, but Balotelli is simply not consistent.┬áHe is a great talent, but he canÔÇÖt be relied upon and can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.ÔÇØ

ItÔÇÖs a damning statement, particularly as Ancelotti is one of the candidates to become Italy Coach in future.

ÔÇ£It could well be, but in my view being a national team Coach is the final job and for the moment I am happy working every day on the training field. I am not thinking of a national side right now, though IÔÇÖd like to in future.”

ÔÇ£Would I work in the Bundesliga? It is a great tournament, but I donÔÇÖt want to learn another language!ÔÇØ