Mario Balotelli has fired a warning shot at the rest of the world stating that the Azzurri do not fear anyone.
Italy put in a formidable performance on the way to a 2-1 win over England in their opening World Cup clash, with Super Mario scoring the winner in the second-half.
The striker then revealed his excitement to be participating at the World Cup for the 2006 winners and sent out his warning to the rest of the tournament.
"It's a unique experience, I've never played a World Cup, now it's fantastic," the Milan man said.
"My goal is dedicated to my future wife and my friends who are at home.”
"This game was very difficult for the climate and because England is strong: Italy suffers more, this is typical of our national team, but the important thing is to win and we did.”
"We do not fear anyone. The others who must fear even Italy.”
"But we must only think about Costa Rica, but we have to be quiet because otherwise we're not going anywhere."