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Video: Italy Boss Discusses Omission Of Liverpool Star

Speaking to the press Italy boss Antonio Contee explains his decisions behind selecting Southampton’s Graziano Pelle ahead of Mario Balotelli of Liverpool for Italy’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers. 

Pelle has scored four goals and gained one assist in just seven of the Premier League matches he has played in whereas Balotelli has yet to find the back of the net in his five appearances for the Merseysiders.

Conte explains in the video below how Pelle is in the squad on ‘merit’ and that Balotelli needs to be ‘given some time to adapt to the new league’.

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