Mario Balotelli is not excited about facing Cristiano Ronaldo when his Brescia side takes on Juventus on Tuesday.
The striker will make his Brescia bow following his move from France but has not played as he was serving a ban slapped on him while at Marseille.
The former Manchester City and Inter Milan striker has instead said he will be keen on scoring for his side, and 'doesn't care' playing against the Portuguese.
"Does it excite me to play against [Ronaldo]? I really don't care," Balotelli told DAZN.
"He is a great champion, he is the best in the world with Messi. It is nice to play against him but I do not get excited,"
"I will try to score goals, as in all the other matches I play,"
He indicated he will be more than ready for the match, despite having not played competitive football since May 24.
"I feel comfortable [in my preparation]," he said. "In the last month and a half, I have worked more than I did in the last 10 years of my career.
"I don't care about who [I'm playing], I care only about playing and feeling good.
"It is normal that I won't have the rhythm of the game just yet - because I've only played two friendlies so far and you can only find the rhythm by playing,"
"But one thing is certain, in terms of my weight and shape, I've never been like this. The last time I weighed this amount I played for Manchester City and I was 20 years old,"
The Italian was tipped to become one of the brightest footballers, but his start has not shone as earlier anticipated.