AZZURRI

Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the new Italy midfield coming through and Gianluigi Donnarumma “is the goalkeeper of the future.”
Fiorentina star Federico Bernardeschi discussed his “rare” ankle injury and why he is “inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s work ethic.”
Danilo D’Ambrosio thanks Giampiero Ventura for his Italy chance, and looks ahead to Inter-Sampdoria.
Manolo Gabbiadini is “really happy” at Southampton, says his agent, but “it’s impossible to predict the future”.
Gianluca Lapadula admits he considered quitting football before success at Milan. “Maybe it was best to go through all that to realise what it means to be here.”
Inter legend Sandro Mazzola believes Italy have an “exciting project”, and hits out at Arrigo Sacchi.
Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna thanked Coach Gian Piero Gasperini after his senior Italy debut. “He changed my life.”
Roma have officially confirmed that Daniele De Rossi suffered a hematoma in last night’s Netherlands-Italy game.
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon marvels at his namesake Donnarumma - “he’s already capable of being goalkeeper for Milan and the national team”.
Roma left back Emerson Palmieri is now officially eligible for an Italian international call-up.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman gave assurances over teammate Daniele De Rossi, 'he'll certainly play the derby'.
Daniele De Rossi left the Amsterdam Arena on crutches after picking up a back injury during Italy’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands.
Atalanta wing-back Leonardo Spinazzola enjoyed his senior Italy debut in the 2-1 friendly win over the Netherlands. “It’s a wonderful experience.”
Roberto Gagliardini made his senior Italy debut and the Inter midfielder can hardly believe it. “A year ago I hadn’t made my Serie A debut.”
Andrea Petagna thanked Giampiero Ventura for his senior Italy debut, but first is focused on the European Under-21 Championships.
Gianluigi Donnarumma made history as the youngest ever goalkeeper to start for Italy. “I thank Gigi Buffon for all the advice he gives me in training.”
Leonardo Bonucci sees “the perfect mix” of experience and youthful exuberance after Italy beat the Netherlands 2-1 in Amsterdam.
Giampiero Ventura insists Italy “can be the surprise” of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 2-1 friendly win in the Netherlands.
Eder and Leonardo Bonucci completed the quick comeback to conquer the Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly, while five players made debuts.
Giampiero Ventura insists he clarified the situation with Andrea Barzagli after the defender left the Italy camp for “personal problems.”
Netherlands interim Coach Fred Grim explained his picks for tonight’s friendly against Italy after replacing sacked Danny Blind.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Amsterdam Arena as Italy experiment with young players in a friendly with the managerless Netherlands.
Gianluigi Donnarumma makes history with his first Italy start, as the Azzurri go 3-4-1-2 with Marco Verratti as trequartista for tonight’s Netherlands friendly.
Paolo Maldini confirms Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reminds him of Gigi Buffon - “he has something that you see immediately”.
Christian Abbiati says Gigio Donnarumma “has everything” to be Gianluigi Buffon’s heir but “he can improve with his feet”.