Mancini: "Balotelli deserves it"
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is “happy for Mario Balotelli” after netting his first Italy goal.
Bonucci 'bitter' at Italy snub
Leonardo Bonucci admits he was surprised to be left out of the Italy squad, though is focusing on winning the Scudetto with Juventus.
Buffon hails Balo-Pazzini pair
Gianluigi Buffon trusts Italy can recover from losing Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi. “We’ve found Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini.”
Pepe open to all options
Simone Pepe is ready to “play anywhere” Cesare Prandelli wants him to for Italy.
Ogbonna "didn't expect" Italy cap
Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna confessed he “did not expect” to make his Italy debut against Poland.
Abate enjoys Azzurri debut
Ignazio Abate enjoyed his Italy debut in the 2-0 win over Poland. “If the Coach gives me the opportunity, I’d love to be at Euro 2012.”
Thiago Motta sees strong Italy
Thiago Motta praised Mario Balotelli and believes Italy have “a very strong side” going into Euro 2012.
Pazzini admits he was offside
Giampaolo Pazzini feels there is a lot of pressure on Mario Balotelli, but doesn’t care if his goal was offside!
Marchisio: "SuperMario has changed"
Claudio Marchisio claims Mario Balotelli “has changed” in Manchester and reveals the striker’s superstitious side.
Prandelli won over by Balotelli
Cesare Prandelli hailed Mario Balotelli for his first Italy goal and his consistency against Poland.
Balo and Pazzini take Poland
Italy earned their first ever win on Polish soil with Giampaolo Pazzini and Mario Balotelli’s magnificent debut strike, while Gigi Buffon saved a penalty.
Prandelli to "make Italy smile"
Cesare Prandelli hopes to “make Italy smile” with tonight’s game against Poland during a crisis for the country.
Riva told Balotelli to speak
Italian legend Gigi Riva has revealed that it was his idea for Mario Balotelli to face the media this week.
Zambrotta wants Italy recall
Milan veteran Gianluca Zambrotta has surprisingly stated that he hopes to be a part of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
Ferrara’s U-21s maintain winning start
Italy moved into first place in their European Under-21 qualifying group with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Turkey.
Chiellini goes on Italy defensive
Giorgio Chiellini wants Italy to again underline their defensive strength under Cesare Prandelli in the game against Poland.
Italy side to face Poland named
Italy will face Poland on Friday with Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini in attack, while Ignazio Abate will make his debut at right-back.
Barzagli leaves Italy camp
Andrea Barzagli is on his way back to Turin after he withdrew from the Italy squad because of injury.
Schelotto targets Azzurri call-up
Ezequiel Schelotto concedes that he still has much to prove if he is to be rewarded with his first Italian international cap.
Giovinco rues Azzurri absence
Sebastian Giovinco has admitted that it will be tough to watch Italy’s friendlies against Poland and Uruguay after pulling out of the squad with injury.
Ferrara: "Watch out for provocation"
Italy Under-21 Coach Ciro Ferrara has warned his players to “not fall for provocation” against Turkey tomorrow.
Pirlo, Buffon and Ranocchia relish Italy
Andrea Pirlo, Gigi Buffon and Andrea Ranocchia tell their clubs to accept international duty is important. “They should always collaborate with the Nazionale.”
Maggio respects Abate threat
Christian Maggio expects Italy new boy Ignazio Abate to provide him with some tough competition for the right-back spot.
Balotelli feels no Italy pressure
Mario Balotelli has stated that he is ready to lead the Italian attack, that he’s not crazy and that he has no intention of leaving Manchester City.
Matri and Osvaldo hit hat-tricks
Alessandro Matri and Daniel Pablo Osvaldo both scored hat-tricks in a practice match during Italy training on Wednesday.
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