Balo 'must learn self control'

AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate believes Mario Balotelli 'must learn to control himself' as the temperamental striker serves the first part of a three-match ban during Wednesday's game at Bologna.

Italy striker Balotelli was shown a second yellow card in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Napoli for his protests after the final whistle.

Mario must learn to control himself.

He is an important player for us and to lose him for several games is a problem.

He just needs to learn self-control.

– Rossoneri full-back Abate speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.