Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has warned Italian striker Mario Balotelli is in danger of wasting his career.
The Liverpool striker has scored twice since his 16 million euros summer move from AC Milan and has been linked with a move away from Merseyside during the transfer window.
Mancini managed Balotelli at Manchester City and has urged the 24-year-old to get back on track and not become like former Inter Milan striker Adriano, who faded away after a promising start to his career in Italy.
"I have not heard from Mario since we worked together at Manchester City. He was still a kid when we were together at Inter. He would do anything I asked him and he also behaved well at City," he was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk Wednesday.
"It has all gone downward a bit since he left City. I thought he would do well at Milan, but it didn't happen. Mario is at risk of following the same path as Adriano. I hope that he wakes up one morning and realises that he is wasting everything."