Balotelli can decide matches like Messi: De Boer
Milan: The Ajax boss feels the Italy star can get his team results on his own, but he is confident of getting a result against Milan if his team can maintain the right attitude.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer says AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli can decide matches for his team in a similar manner to Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
The Argentine netted a hat-trick during the Blaugrana`s 4-0 rout of the Dutch giants in their first Champions League match of this season a fortnight ago.
And, ahead of their meeting with the Rossoneri, De Boer has warned his troops that Balotelli can have the same impact.
"Messi is a player that can decide a match and with Balotelli it`s the same," the 43-year-old said at a press conference.
"Balotelli is a fantastic player and next to him are players who can also make the difference. Milan have three very strong forwards and and a good midfield."
Despite Milan being favourites to win the match, the Ajax coach is confident his side can gain something against Massimiliano Allegri`s men if they maintain focus for the whole game.
"But I am positive, I think that if we remain focused for 90 minutes we can get a good result here," he continued.
"We will go into the match with a positive attitude. We do not have a team that can hang back and play on the counter but they do.
"The most important thing is that we try to take three points."
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