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Mario Ballotelli, Italy “Tonight was the most beautiful of my life.”

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After scoring the winning second goal against Germany that took Italy into the Euro 2012 Final, Mario Ballotelli ripped off his shirt earning him a yellow card and tried his best to keep an ice-cool straight face.

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli later praised Mario Balotelli’s attitude ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 final with Spain.

We have always felt he had great ability,’ said Prandelli. ‘He has found a set-up where he can talk to great champions, who have won a lot of trophies and achieved a lot.

There comes a time when you have to be brave enough to accept other people’s advice because the result becomes paramount.

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

Reportedly Spain are a boring team.

That assessment comes from the fact the same side has always been winning,’ he said. ‘I don’t think they are boring in any way, shape or form.’

At the final whistle, Ballotelli gave and got a big hug of his adoptive mother, Silvia, her face creased in emotion as he whispered that his two goals were dedicated to her.

“Tonight was the most beautiful of my life,” Balotelli said afterwards – aged just 21.

After that petulant red card against Arsenal Mancini suggested he had washed his hands of the striker while Italy coach Cesare Prandelli had grave misgivings about including the player in his Euros squad.

Balotelli was born one of four children, two boys, two girls, into a Ghanaian immigrant family in Palermo in 1990. He was adopted by the Balotellis when he was only two and-a-half. Reportedly Balotelli grew up craving attention. He never wanted to be left alone, always wanted company.

For years he could only go to sleep if Silvia held his hand. “He does things his own way.”

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At last Saturday he talked of “how amazing” it would be to score in the final, how happy he was and what a “special year” he has been through.

His stepmother gave Ballotelli a gold medallion that Silvia gave to him a few years ago. It bears the inscription: “Professionalism, Endeavour, Humility”.

Ballotelli arrived in Italy on the team plane at the airport in Kiev on Saturday afternoon

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