Bad boy Mario Balotelli has been backed by veteran forward Antonio Di Natale to lead the line for Italy in the Euro 2016.
Balotelli, who is currently on loan with AC Milan from Liverpool has put in strong displays in the Serie A so far, with Di Natale tipping him to get a call up from Conte.
Di Natale played alongside Balotelli in the Euro 2012, has tipped the 25-year-old to make it back into the Italy squad should he continue to impress in Serie A.
“When he played against us [in Milan’s 3-2 win in September] he was impressive,” the 38-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He’s beyond discussion. He knows how to get things done.
“I think he’ll go in the end because he’s strong, even though Conte is right when he says that just a couple of games aren’t really enough.”
Fabio Quagliarella could make his first Italy appearance since 2010 in their last Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway on Tuesday and Di Natale hopes to see the Torino forward picked for the finals.
“Quagliarella isn’t old, but out of the veterans I hope he’s the one to make it, because he deserves it,” he added.
Italy will finish top of Group H with a draw in Rome.