AZZURRI

Roberto Mancini believes Cesare Prandelli “was correct” to warn Mario Balotelli about his behaviour by dropping him ahead of Euro 2012.
Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli has admitted that he’s unlikely to take part in Euro 2012 for Italy. “I’m not needed.”
The agent of Emanuele Giaccherini is confident that his client will have a future at Juventus – and possibly the Italian national side too.
Cesare Prandelli “will not stand for excessive criticism” of Italy’s performance in their defeat to the USA and confirmed he was in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Claudio Marchisio tries to look on the bright side of both Italy’s defeat to the USA and the controversy between Milan and Juventus.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi admits it would be a dream to turn out for Italy one, but says he is focused only on Inter at the weekend.
Angelo Ogbonna insists his Italy side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to America on Wednesday night.
Alessandro Matri concedes “the tempo was not as good as in other games” as Italy lost 1-0 to the USA.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy only perform “when there’s a lot at stake,” which explains their recent friendly slump.
Thiago Motta had an unusual new position as trequartista in Italy’s surprise defeat to the USA and the experiment did not go according to plan.
Giorgio Chiellini insisted the performance in Italy’s defeat to the USA “wasn’t so awful and we remain convinced we’ll have a great Euros.”
Fabio Borini admits he was “very emotional” on his senior Italy debut, even if it was in a surprise defeat to the USA.
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “will certainly have a great Euro 2012” and is “not worried” after a shock 1-0 defeat to the USA.
This experimental Italy side suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to the USA, their first ever, as they only raised the tempo in the final 10 minutes.
Italy experiment with a new strike force in tonight’s international friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete notes Italy kept their promise to return to Genoa after the chaotic scenes against Serbia.
Antonio Cassano “wants to be ready for Euro 2012 and is very determined,” confirmed Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli.
Napoli stopper Paolo Cannavaro deserves a place in the Italian national squad, says Antonio Benarrivo.
Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino is hoping to appear for Italy at this summer’s European Championship.
Giampaolo Pazzini is looking forward to tonight’s Italian international friendly in Genoa. “I left my heart here.”
Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara was delighted with his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw with France on Tuesday.
Italy’s Under-21 side earned a prestigious 1-1 friendly draw in France thanks to Alberto Paloschi’s header.
Fabio Borini concedes it was “curious” to go from the Under-21 side to the senior Italy squad within a matter of hours.
Alessandro Matri is in the starting XI against the USA tomorrow night and hopes Sebastian Giovinco “can help me put in a good performance.”
USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks forward to tomorrow’s friendly with Italy, but admits he has a different code of ethics to Cesare Prandelli.