Serie A - Seedorf 'drops Balotelli after Champions League elimination'

Mario Balotelli has been dropped by Clarence Seedorf following Milan’s midweek Champions League elimination, according to reports.

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Serie A - Seedorf 'drops Balotelli after Champions League elimination'
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AC Milan's Mario Balotelli reacts after missing a chance to score (Reuters)

The Italy international has faced criticism for his performance for the Rossoneri during their defeat against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening.

Whilst his absence from training yesterday was initially explained as due to a thigh problem, the Gazzetta dello Sport report that in fact he was primarily sidelined to the gym by Coach Seedorf for his attitude.

Whilst the forward forward is set to be fit in time for Sunday’s visit of Parma, it is understood that Seedorf will choose to use Giampaolo Pazzini from the start, over Balotelli.

Seedorf is reportedly ready to drop as many as half a dozen of those who started in midweek in Madrid, with the Dutchman seen as pushing for a greater simplicity to the team’s play.

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