Italy legend Andre Pirlo urges Balotelli to stop wasting time & prove himself

| Updated: Jul 19, 2016 21:20 IST

London, July 19 (ANI): Legendary Italian midfielder Andre Pirlo has admitted that he is frustrated with Mario Balotelli and urged the maverick striker to stop wasting his time and prove himself as one of the best strikers in the world.

Pirlo, who played alongside Balotelli for Italy, said that latter has all attributes to be one of the best strikers in the world and added that he thought the controversial player would be one of them by now, the Mirror reported.

Balotelli was overlooked for the Euro 2016 by then-Italy coach Antonio Conte and has been informed by Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp to look for another club in order to revive his flagging career.

The 25-year-old forward endured an unsuccessful loan spell at Milan last season where he could only score one Serie A goal. (ANI)