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The Italy coach thinks the Manchester City striker has developed a better attitude since leaving Inter for the Etihad Stadium and is showing that in Poland and Ukraine

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes that Mario Balotelli has taken on a whole new persona since joining Manchester City from Inter.

Prandelli wants more from Balotelli
The City talisman has hit the back of the net three times at Euro 2012, with two of those goals coming against Germany in their semi-final win on Thursday.

Prandelli is confident that Balotelli's improved discipline and attitude will play to his talents, which have always held great potential.

"We have always felt he had great ability,” Prandelli told reporters. "But there comes a time when you have to be brave enough to accept other people's advice because the result becomes paramount.

"He has found a set-up where he can talk to great champions, who have won a lot of trophies and achieved a lot.

"We have asked him to do certain things, and at this moment in time, he is doing them."

Italy will lock horns with Spain in Sunday's final in Kiev.