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Mancini tells Balotelli to be patient

Mancini tells Balotelli to be patient

Man City manager Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli to bide his time and wait for a chance to impress in the first team. The Italian striker currently plays as fourth choice striker at City.

Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero have all made life difficult for Balotelli, who has already been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.

Mancini told Balotelli to keep fighting for a first team place: ''I count myself very lucky to rely on four strikers, especially in a situation where the team needs to play every three days. I can have a good turnover of the strikers.

''For now Mario will have to adapt to the situation, he will not be playing for the next few matches.''