Low: I'd love to coach Balotelli, Xavi and Pirlo

The Germany coach believes the Liverpool striker is “awesome” but feels he does not work hard enough

Germany coach Joachim Low has admitted that he would like to coach Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo and Xavi.

The Liverpool striker has proven to be a difficult character to work with and failed to make any impact at Anfield, having scored just one league goal during his debut season following a €20 million move from AC Milan.

Low admits that the player does not work hard enough, but believes the striker has great potential.

“I have seen him from time to time against Germany or in Italy and he was just awesome,” he told Bild.

“When he realises his potential, he would probably not be able to be stopped by anyone.

“Of course, he does far too little. Those are only special moments in which he appears. He does not make enough of the chances he gets.”

The coach also praised Xavi and Pirlo, who have moved to Al Sadd and New York City FC respectively this summer.

“For years, Xavi was one of the best players in the world to me. So a strategist like Xavi I would like to train.

“I think Pirlo is still a brilliant player. Someone who has been playing for 15 years at this high level and with his game intelligence he is still at the top.”

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