Daniele Rugani looks forward to starting for Italy in the Netherlands, but accepts “the journey I must make at Juventus to become a big player.”
Alessio Romagnoli can’t wait for Italy to face the Netherlands on Tuesday and backs Giampiero Ventura’s call to bring next season forward.
Alessio Romagnoli denies that Milan trashed the Juventus Stadium locker room after their defeat. “None of it really happened.”
Marco Verratti discussed improving for Italy, reuniting with Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile, plus his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Andrea Barzagli has sparked controversy, as he left the Italy squad for “personal reasons" and pictured at a club, but the DJ insists it was misconstrued.
Roberto Mancini admits he’d love to be the Coach of Celtic and eventually Italy, but first he wants to try “Spain or France.”
The Albanian football federation have released a public apology and banned the fan group that forced their World Cup qualifier with Italy to be suspended.
Italy are planning to use the 3-5-2 system in Tuesday’s friendly against the Netherlands, starting Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani.
Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij has been sent home from the Dutch camp due to an ankle injury, missing the friendly with Italy.
Italy striker Andrea Belotti assures he “will stay at Torino next season. Let the Granata fans know!”
Juventus and Italy legend Gigi Buffon celebrated his 1,000th official match by pledging to be “ready to celebrate 2,000 appearances.”
Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the “quality generation” of Italy players coming through, including Marco Verratti, but “Gigi Buffon is still the best.”
There are rumours the Netherlands could sack Coach Danny Blind even before Tuesday’s friendly with Italy in Amsterdam.
The entire Italy squad had dinner at a restaurant owned by Luciano Spalletti, Alberto Gilardino and Dario Dainelli.
The Netherlands host Italy in a friendly on Tuesday evening, but they suffered a shock 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Bulgaria.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to start in goal for Italy in Tuesday’s friendly against the Netherlands.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has left the Italy camp ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with the Netherlands.
Thomas Strakosha “made the right choice by going to Lazio, which is fortunate because he was about to join Cardiff City,” said the Albania international’s father.
Marco Verratti has faith Juventus can knock Barcelona out of the Champions League after his Paris Saint-Germain came so close.
Gigi Buffon celebrated his 1,000th match with a 2-0 victory over Albania and assured Italy that Spain “are not unbeatable. We have to believe.”
Ciro Immobile thanked Davide Zappacosta for the cross as he scored in Italy’s 2-0 win over Albania. “It’s always a pleasure with this squad.”
Gianni De Biasi felt Albania “had a more than acceptable performance” in their 2-0 defeat to Italy, “but I was really upset with the throwing of fireworks.”
Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj was unhappy with the referee after Albania’s 2-0 defeat to Italy. “It’s just the result that let us down.”
Daniele De Rossi said it is “a pleasure to play alongside Marco Verratti” and he can see a strong Italy side forming after the win over Albania.
Marco Verratti admits he is still learning “what the Coach wants” in Giampiero Ventura’s Italy after a 2-0 victory over Albania.