AZZURRI

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew tips Italy to win tonight’s Euro 2012 Final, as they have “a better mixture to their game” than Spain.
Alessandro ‘Spillo’ Altobelli believes Mario Balotelli can make the difference against Spain. “He could be as strong as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Marcello Lippi has a mathematically impossible take on the Final. “Italy have a 50 per cent chance of winning, yet Spain are still the favourites.”
Cesare Prandelli reveals he always hoped Italy would reach the Euro 2012 Final against Spain and his main target was “to make people fall in love with the Azzurri again.”
Antonio Cassano is eager to take revenge on his Real Madrid critics. “They used to call me fat, but I am ready to put things straight.”
Pep Guardiola expects Spain to adopt a ‘False 9’ system in tonight’s Euro 2012 Final against Italy. “I think Spain will win and make history.”
Fabio Capello believes Italy “can win in midfield” against Spain tonight, while he reveals he “has received several offers.”
Italy legend Dino Zoff believes the Azzurri “are the favourites” in the Euro 2012 Final against reigning World and European Champions Spain.
There are growing reports that Sampdoria have agreed a deal with current Under-21 Italy Coach Ciro Ferrara.
UEFA President Michel Platini praised Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli’s “courage” in playing such attacking football.
Head of State Giorgio Napolitano invited the Italy squad to an official function on Monday and wrote a letter thanking Cesare Prandelli for his efforts.
Claudio Marchisio assures Italy are “confident” ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 Final with Spain. “We deserve to be here.”
Andrea Barzagli believes Italy’s star man will be “the group” in tonight’s Euro 2012 Final against Spain. “We know what to do.”
Tonight Italy and Spain go head-to-head for the Euro 2012 trophy in Kiev, though some question marks remain over the line-ups.
Mario Balotelli said it would be “incredible to win the Final with my goal, but if we win and I don’t score then it’ll be just as incredible.”
Giorgio Chiellini is confident Spain “are only human and we can beat them” in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Iker Casillas insists Spain are “not the favourites” for the Euro 2012 Final, as they are “equals” with Italy.
Xavi Hernandez says “Italy have changed” both in recent years and since the opening group game with Spain.
Vicente Del Bosque insists Spain and Italy have had “parallel tournaments, so there is not a big difference between the teams.”
Gianluigi Buffon admits he feels “the same emotions and belief” as before Italy’s 2006 World Cup Final, but notes Spain have shown “superiority” over recent years.
Cesare Prandelli has declared he’s “not even considered” going back to the 3-5-2 system against Spain in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Walter Mazzarri says Italy reaching the Euro 2012 Final is “a victory for Cesare Prandelli” and admits he’d like to work with Giorgio Chiellini again.
Riccardo Montolivo prepares for the Euro 2012 Final against Spain by stating he “can’t wait to belt out the anthem with millions of Italians.”
Iker Casillas is “not surprised” by Italy’s success and notes former Real Madrid teammate Antonio Cassano has matured.
Andres Iniesta is the top challenger to Andrea Pirlo to be named MVP of Euro 2012, but insists he “never thought about playing for personal credit.”