Radja Nainggolan joked he can’t lose to Italy, otherwise Roma teammate “Alessandro Florenzi will make fun of me!”
Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots said he “respects Italy, but I don’t like losing” even in tomorrow’s friendly.
Gigi Buffon can’t wait for Euro 2016, as Italy “have great history and are building a strong present too” ahead of the Belgium friendly.
Gigi Buffon commemorated the Heysel tragedy and urged fans of all clubs to “understand the gravity of what happened.”
Italy Coach Antonio Conte explained what he aims to learn from tomorrow’s match with Belgium and his unorthodox squad.
Antonio Conte said Italy “envy” the current crop of talent coming out of Belgium, but aim to win in Brussels tomorrow.
Bologna full-back Adam Masina was born in Morocco, but feels “Italian down to the bone” after his first Under-21 call.
Stefano Okaka admits he “didn’t expect” to be back in the Italy shirt so soon after joining Anderlecht.
Vincent Kompany is ruled out of tomorrow’s Belgium v Italy friendly with a calf injury.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “not second to Serbia” ahead of tomorrow’s top of the table showdown.
Bild claims Sevilla will buy Ciro Immobile outright from Borussia Dortmund after his goal against Real Madrid.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho says Maurizio Sarri is ‘a great teacher’ and hopes for an Italy call-up.
Carlo Ancelotti says he could coach Italy ‘in 2030’ and that he prefers not to take jobs mid-season.
Giorgio Chiellini is confident “Juventus can still win a fifth consecutive Scudetto” and doubts Andrea Pirlo will join Inter.
Italy again used the 4-4-2 formation in today’s training session ahead of Friday’s friendly against Belgium.
Gigi Di Biagio warned Italy Under-21s “must play better” in their top of the table clash with Serbia on November 13.
Emanuele Giaccherini feels Antonio Conte’s Italy is “more of a team, whereas under Cesare Prandelli it was a collection of stars.”
Bologna’s Emanuele Giaccherini says new Coach Roberto Donadoni has ‘changed the mind-set’ at the club, reminding players ‘to enjoy themselves.’
Italy and Sampdoria defender Lorenzo De Silvestri says ‘Antonio Conte’s words made me proud’ after he was praised by the CT.
New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi of Roma risk a Euro 2016 snub from Italy CT Antonio Conte, say reports.
Reports suggest Carlo Ancelotti has had contact with Bayern Munich, while speculation is rife over the futures of Antonio Conte and Vincenzo Montella.
Italy tested out a 4-4-2 system in training today with Graziano Pellè partnering Eder.
There will be a series of initiatives before and during Belgium v Italy in Brussels to mark the 30th anniversary of Heysel.
Bologna full-back Adam Masina has been called up by the Italy Under-21 squad for Friday’s qualifier in Serbia.
Radja Nainggolan looks forward to facing Italy with Belgium on Friday, but admits he could “stay at Roma forever.”