Marco Parolo assures Italy “will play with fire inside us” against Spain and can’t wait to meet “idol” Andres Iniesta.
Alvaro Morata identifies who is “the boss” in the Italy and Juventus defence, joking “they suggested I wear a helmet” on Monday.
Spain goalkeeper David De Gea dubbed Gigi Buffon “a living legend” and feels they can make history again at Euro 2016.
Andrea Barzagli explained why the Italy and Juventus bloc are so solid. “We help each other out and are stronger than as individuals.”
Andrea Barzagli warned Alvaro Morata “there are no friends on the pitch” and promised Italy are studying Spain very carefully.
Antonio Candreva is officially out of Italy’s Round of 16 clash with Spain, so Antonio Conte studies alternatives.
Alvaro Morata called the Italy and Juventus back line “the best defenders in the world, as it’s almost impossible to score past them.”
Antonio Candreva seems ready to start for Italy against Spain, but Stephan El Shaarawy and Alessandro Florenzi are options.
Cesc Fabregas warns “almost every game between Italy and Spain is 50-50,” but shrugs off criticism of their Euro 2016 approach.
The referee for Italy v Spain at Euro 2016 on Monday is Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir.
Cesc Fabregas is impressed by “winner” Antonio Conte, but hopes “from Tuesday he can concentrate” on Chelsea after Italy-Spain.
Paulo Dybala reveals Alvaro Morata “was always scared of facing Giorgio Chiellini” in Juventus training ahead of Italy v Spain.
Vicente Del Bosque could transform Spain to counter Italy’s 3-5-2 system, sending Alvaro Morata wide left with Aritz Aduriz upfront.
“Lazio value Antonio Candreva very highly and they are right, but a Premier League club would get a different request,” said his agent.
Sergio Busquets insists it is “pointless changing the way we play” against Italy, as Spain “need to have very clear ideas.”
Antonio Candreva and Cesc Fabregas are both dealing with injury scares ahead of Monday’s Italy v Spain match.
Nolito assures Spain “are the only ones who can change our destiny” against Italy at Euro 2016.
Italy will play in Azzurri blue and Spain in white when they meet in Monday’s Euro 2016 Round of 16 clash.
Giuseppe Rossi told our US correspondent he is encouraged that Italy “play for each other” at Euro 2016.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic describes Roma captain Francesco Totti as “a football God”.
Juventus striker Simone Zaza bids farewell to his “brother” Alvaro Morata.
Giorgio Chiellini hopes Italy’s rotation against the Republic of Ireland will give them “intensity” against Spain.
Giorgio Chiellini admits Spain are Italy’s “bogey team” after being knocked out by them in the past three European Championships.
Italy veteran Toto Schillaci says Lorenzo Insigne is 'fantastic', but not likely to play as he doesn't fit in Antonio Conte's system.
Luca Toni says 'others should fear Italy' as he expects a 50-50 match against Euro 2016 rivals Spain.