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The Juventus defender believes the striker can shine for Italy at this summer's World Cup, while lauding the midfield metronome as the man who draws the best out of the team

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Giorgio Chiellini
believes that Mario Balotelli is Italy's greatest talent ahead of the World Cup finals in Brazil.

The AC Milan striker, who scored twice against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 2012, is set to lead the line for Italy again this summer, and Chiellini feels he can deliver once again for the Azzurri faithful.

"Mario Balotelli is undoubtedly the greatest talent of Italian football," he told Goal. "His career so far has seen many ups and downs, but let's hope that at the World Cup he will lead his team in the way that all Italian fans want."

For the full interview, and to hear how highly Chiellini rates the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon, click the video at the top of the page.

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