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Agent: Balotelli will score a hat-trick against Germany
Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Goal.com

Agent: Balotelli will score a hat-trick against Germany

The agent of Mario Balotelli believes that the Italy forward will silence his critics with a hat-trick in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Germany.

The Manchester City striker has netted just once in the tournament so far, against Republic of Ireland, even though only Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has had more attempts on goal.

However, the player's representative, Mino Raiola, insists that his client will come good in Warsaw, telling Rtl 102.5: "Italy will win with a treble from Balotelli."

The agent also moved to quell mounting speculation about the Palermo native's future, insisting that he knows nothing about a possible move to Turin.

"I am not the owner of Juventus," he exclaimed. "It is a question you need to ask [Andrea] Agnelli and [Giuseppe] Marotta.

"How can I deny something that is not mine? Mario will stay at Manchester City."

Raiola also dismissed rumours that two of his other clients might be on the move this summer, declaring: "[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic will remain at AC Milan, just like [Marek] Hamsik [will stay] at Napoli."

Italy's last-four encounter with Germany will kick off at 20:45 in Warsaw.

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia