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Mario Balotelli laments Neymar suspension ahead of Nice's clash with Paris Saint-Germain

Posted: 26 October 2017 Time: 19:00

Nice striker Mario Balotelli is disappointed he won't come up against Neymar when his side visits Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue One on Friday.

Neymar is suspended following his dismissal in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Marseille.

Balotelli, who has netted eight goals in 11 games this season, is hopeful his side can snap a three-game losing streak at Parc des Princes.

"Of course it's possible [to win at PSG]," he told Nice Martin. "It's difficult but feasible.

"I wanted to play against Neymar, personally. I wish he were in the game."

Balotelli's form has sparked talk he could be recalled by Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura for next month's World Cup qualifying play-off with Sweden.

The 27-year-old last featured for the Azzurri at the 2014 World Cup.

"If the national coach wants to call me up, I'm ready," Balotelli added. "If he doesn't want to call me up, I'll always support the national team."

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