De Sciglio: ‘Conte kicks every ball’
Mattia De Sciglio admits Italy CT Antonio Conte “would be on the pitch with us if he could”.
De Sciglio: ‘Germany will be harder’
Italy defender Mattia De Sciglio expects a “harder, more difficult game” against Germany.
Howedes: ‘Surprised by Italy’
Germany defender Benedikt Höwedes admits to being “surprised” by Italy at Euro 2016.
Toni: ‘Germany are good but…’
Luca Toni calls Germany “a strong team” but “they’re favourites whenever they meet Italy and we have always beaten them…”
Boateng: 'Italy, heck of a game!'
Jerome Boateng expects 'a heck of a game' for Italy-Germany, and reassures his fitness conditions are fine.
Kroos: 'Italy our biggest test'
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos admits Italy will be 'our biggest test' but remains 'optimistic'.
Bierhoff: 'Italy-Germany a battle'
Germany team manager Olivier Bierhoff expects 'a battle' against Italy, but warns the players are 'focused and determined'.
Conte has Germany plan
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has identified three possible weaknesses in Germany as he prepares a plan.
Milan: 'De Sciglio unsellable'
Milan declare that Mattia De Sciglio is not for sale and refuse a €15m offer by Napoli.
Peres: 'I turned down Italy'
Torino's Brazilian-born Bruno Peres reveals that he turned down an offer to play for Italy to keep Brazil an open option.
Muller: 'Germany confident, but Italy...'
Thomas Muller claims Germany are 'objective' about facing Italy: 'They could throw us out, but we're confident'.
Muller: 'Yes, Italy can be beaten'
Germany's Thomas Muller warns that 'Italy and their defence can be beaten', and remembers scoring against Gianluigi Buffon.
Azzurri: Parolo replaces De Rossi?
Marco Parolo could take up Daniele De Rossi's defensive midfield role in Italy-Germany, whilst Stefano Sturaro will play further forward.
Vieri: 'Italy? Tough luck for Germany'
Italy are 'tough luck for any opponent', says Christian Vieri, who also praises the BBC defence and 'madman' Gianluigi Buffon.
Vieri: 'All about Pelle'
Christian Vieri released an extensive interview discussing every detail of Italy striker Graziano Pelle: 'He plays for the team and fears no-one.'
'Azzurri reignited my faith'
Former striker Christian Vieri says the Azzurri 'reignited everyone's faith' and praises Coach Antonio Conte: 'Tactically, he's extremely well prepared'.
Conte 'more than a motivator'
Gabriele Oriali believes the current Italy side has the same mentality as the 1982 World Cup winning squad. “Antonio Conte is more than a motivator.”
Ballack: 'Germany will beat Italy'
Michael Ballack is confident Germany will win the quarter-final, as “I doubt the Italians will be able to pull off such a strenuous effort again.”
Gomez: 'Italy are not Slovakia'
Mario Gomez warned Italy will be the first real test for Germany at Euro 2016. “We believe in ourselves.”
'Buffon and Neuer are the best'
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke trusts Gigi Buffon and Manuel Neuer “are the two best goalkeepers” at Euro 2016.
Trap: 'Italy beat Germany in extra time'
Giovanni Trapattoni explains why Germany have so many problems with Italy. “They have the same mentality as Angela Merkel…”
‘Time running out for De Rossi’
Italy’s team doctor admits “time is not on our side” as Daniele De Rossi struggles to be fit for Germany.
Insigne: ‘We’re all starters’
Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne feels no resentment over a lack of playing time - “we’re all starters”.
Florenzi: ‘No Italy excuses’
Alessandro Florenzi doesn’t care that Germany have one more rest day than Italy - “excuses are for losers”.
Immobile: ‘Germany even stronger’
After beating Spain, Ciro Immobile warns Italy face “an even stronger team” in Germany.
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