Balotelli: It’ll be interesting

“If we win and I score, it will be amazing. If I don’t score and we win it will still be amazing. I am really happy at the moment and after the match I hope I will be even happier.”

“We are in the final. We are one of the two best teams in the tournament. We have to go there and play to win.”

“We won the league at Manchester City so having a good season for me doesn’t depend on winning the Euros. If we don’t win it, it wouldn’t spoil the other things but it would be special.”

Redknapp: I tried to sign Balotelli

“You never know what you’re going to get with Mario Balotelli but one thing is certain – he is a major talent. He stunned Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final and his second goal was fantastic. I actually tried to sign him for Tottenham before he went to Manchester City.”

“I’d admired him for a while and I went over to Italy to watch him play. I was impressed and I met up with him too. We wanted him on a loan deal but his club weren’t keen and it never happened. Shame because he’s definitely got it and, at only 21-years-old, he’ll be terrorising defenders for many seasons to come.”