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The striker returned to Milan in a £16 million

deal in the summer and the Colombia

international has hailed the forward, and says

the club will give their all to beat Inter..

Cristian Zapata believes that Mario Balotelli has

“changed his mentality” following his move to

AC Milan from Liverpool.

The Italy striker, who originally spent a season

at the club in 2013-14, returned to San Siro this

summer, bringing an end to a tumultuous spell

at Liverpool.

The controversial striker scored just one

Premier League goal for the club following his

£16 million move, but Zapata insists that the

25-year-old is now ready to prove his worth in

Serie A.

“Balotelli has changed, these past few days I've

seen a boy that wants to work, that wants to

break his way into the team and let's hope that

he continues this,” he told Goal .

The striker may feature for Milan in the derby

clash with Inter on Sunday, and Zapata has

vowed that the squad will do all they can to

ensure they take all three points from the clash.

"We know that the Derby in Milano is a very

beautiful match, we definitely need to do well,

Mihajlovic is a good coach, he has his own type

of character, he's always working, he's happy

because he's changed the mentality of the

players,” he added.

“My message to Milan fans? That we'll give

everything we have to win the derby on




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