Balotelli’s our secret weapon: Mancini

London, Nov.1: Coach Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli can be Manchester City’s Champions League secret weapon.

The Italian bad boy has missed his club’s first three matches in the competition due to a suspension hanging over from last season.

Balotelli is back in the squad for the trip to Villarreal tomorrow and looks likely to start at El Madrigal.

Mancini hopes he will breathe new life into their campaign for the second half of the group stage.

He said: “Mario is going strong and I am convinced that this time it will last. He will be our weapon in the Champions League. He knows the Champions League from his time with Inter.” (ANI)