Mario Balotelli missing pet dog during Euro tournament

London: Mario Balotelli, who hit the two goals that saw off Germany in the semi-final, has missed his dog Lucky so much that he has asked a friend to send video clips to his phone.

Seeing the black lab back at his Manchester pad is said to have helped the Italian footie ace find his best form.

“Mario adores Lucky and the name has certainly paid off for him in this tournament,” a newspaper quoted a dog-sitting pal as saying.

“He waited six months to bring Lucky to England after joining City and he is now toying with the idea of maybe getting a rescue dog to keep the pet company while away,” the friend added.