“I came to Brescia because this is my city, I cannot compare this team to any other,” Balotelli told Sky Sport Italia.
“But the goal is also to return to the national team.”
The former Olympique Marseille striker was overlooked by previous Italy coaches Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura but his former Inter and Manchester City mentor Roberto Mancini, who is now in charge of the Azzurri, has hinted recently that the striker needs to earn his place.
“Before Mancini, unfortunately it didn’t depend on me,” Balotelli explained.
“Now with his arrival, it’s right.”