The Parma boss has warned his players that it would be wrong to focus their attentions on the 22-year-old as the Rossoneri have quality all over the pitch
The 22-year-old has scored three goals in two Serie A games since his return to Italy, but the 49-year-old is adamant that the Rossoneri have plenty of other threats.
"If you stop Balotelli, then someone else will be ready to take advantage of the space. Milan are more than just Balotelli," he told reporters.
“After that first impact with the stadium and the atmosphere, we must concentrate and remember this is a very important game for us too.
"Going to San Siro with the attitude we are the inferior team would be a terrible mistake. It is nice to go to San Siro aware we are facing a great team, but also aware we can prove our worth.
"I do not expect Milan to have their minds on Barcelona already and we certainly must not expect them to give us any gifts."
Parma and Milan are scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET on Friday.