Opponents England, Balotelli Targeting to Win - Italian striker, Mario Balotelli Azzurri judge that the first game against England in the World Cup will be very decisive.
Italy with Britain, Uruguay and Costa Rica are in the same group in the preliminary round. Italy and the UK alone will meet in their opening Group D match on June 14.
According Balotelli, even though he did not have the opportunity to see the England World Cup winner, but he still respecting English and feel the results of the game can be very significant in Italy's World Cup journey.
"In the opening game, we have to respect the UK because it is important to start well," he said.
"They may have two or three players who can hurt us, but we feel ready for this tournament and hope to start with a win," he said.