AZZURRI

Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo says he’s stronger than the “legions of imbeciles” who attack him on social media.
Fabio Capello dismisses Massimiliano Allegri’s comparisons - “the current Juventus have no opponents”.
Antonio Candreva picked up a muscular strain, and is a doubt for Italy’s game against Germany tomorrow.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta isn’t sure they’ll sign Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg in January.
Ciro Immobile has slammed the “lies” from his spell with Borussia Dortmund as Gianluigi Buffon “is still better than Manuel Neuer” ahead of Italy-Germany.
Simone Zaza intends to use Ciro Immobile as a reference for re-establishing himself as an Italy striker. “He showed things can change...”
Simone Zaza has revealed for the first time the “suffering” that has haunted him since his penalty miss for Italy against Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
Italy striker Andrea Belotti admits that Andriy Shevchenko 'is his idol' but he studies Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says Tuesday's game with Germany is 'not a game played among friends.'
Sassuolo forward Matteo Politano skipped training today, while Italy are testing a 3-4-3 formation against Germany.
Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio believes Andrea Belotti “has been the best Italian striker of the last two years.”
Gianluca Lapadula reveals he started out as a goalkeeper and “immediately fell in love” with Milan.
Italy look set for a return to the 3-5-2 system for Tuesday’s friendly against Germany and Gianluigi Donnarumma could start.
Giampiero Ventura is set to call promising young players for an Italy training camp, including Marco Benassi, Antonio Barreca and Manuel Locatelli.
Italy team manager Lele Oriali warns “it’s never a friendly against Germany, as it’s always a spectacular and hard-fought battle.”
Antonio Conte thinks he is “in the right moment of my life” to experience Chelsea and English football, including their packed Christmas schedule.
Giampiero Ventura admits Italy “cannot play the same way” against Germany after testing the 4-2-4 system with Liechtenstein.
Fabio Capello feels Gigi Buffon “deserved the Ballon d’Or” in his career and is impressed by Milan’s teenage midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
Fabio Capello is looking forward to Italy-Germany on Tuesday after an “unlucky” Euro 2016 defeat on penalties.
Simone Zaza is flattered by interest from “great team” Napoli, but feels leaving West Ham so early would be “a personal failure.”
Antonio Candreva saw a good first attempt with Italy’s 4-2-4 system and assured there’s “no problem” with new Inter boss Stefano Pioli.
Ciro Immobile explained why Italy struggled in the second half with Liechtenstein and he’s “determined to be a protagonist” with Andrea Belotti.
Davide Zappacosta was pleased with his senior Italy debut in a 4-0 victory away to Liechtenstein. “I was dreaming of this.”
Leonardo Bonucci was far from satisfied after a 4-0 victory in Liechtenstein, as Italy “weren’t clinical enough and should’ve scored more.”
Torino hitman Andrea Belotti is giving his all for the “dream” of playing for Italy after his brace in the 4-0 victory at Liechtenstein.