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Giampiero Ventura is looking forward to Italy’s friendly against Germany tonight and a “perhaps unimaginable future.”
Italy field an experimental 3-4-3 formation packed with youth in their friendly with Germany at San Siro this evening.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s international friendly between Italy and Germany at San Siro.
Mario Balotelli believes he can “start in any team in the world. If I’m not playing for Italy, it means I have to do more, not that someone else is more talented.”
Tonight’s friendly between Italy and Germany will be another opportunity to test VAR – Video Assistant Referee – technology.
Mario Balotelli reveals he almost joined Juventus before going to Milan and pledges to “fly a helicopter over Nice” if OGC win Ligue 1.
Andrea Pirlo explains his decision to leave Milan for Juventus, and admits “thorn in my side” at not playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Marcello Lippi believes Italy “have found their striker for the present and the future” in the form of Andrea Belotti.
Gianluigi Donnarumma’s priority is still a Milan renewal, despite reported interest from Juventus.
Thiago Motta believes his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marco Verratti is “the future and also the present” of Italy.
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.”