Italy Defender, Chiellini Denies Any Rift With Balotelli

Mario Balotelli’s call up for Italy’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia continue to raise some questions, mainly from the media who continue to wonder how are the situation of Azzurri’s training camp with Balotelli’s return.

There were rumors about a rift between Italy’s squad with Balotelli back in World Cup 2014, but that report was squashed away by Giorgio Chiellini who claimed that no such trouble ever occurred in Azzurri’s camp.

Chiellini also stated that talks about what Balotelli’s doing is always exaggerated, but the Juventus defender believes that it won’t be affecting current Italy’s squad under Antonio Conte.

The center back added that Balotelli is being treated similar with every other players under Conte, as everyone must work hard for the team and no one is considered better than others.