Allegri: ‘Focus on individuals’
Massimiliano Allegri believes too much emphasis on tactics is holding back Italian football.
‘Inter, Milan are Scudetto contenders’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli believes Milan and Inter are ‘absolutely’ contenders for the Scudetto.
Buffon: '150 caps and a clean sheet'
Gigi Buffon marked his 150th Italy cap with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Bulgaria. “My saves helped us get three points.”
Conte: 'Pirlo deserves respect'
Antonio Conte said Andrea Pirlo “deserves more respect” after criticism and feels Italy have the toughest Euro 2016 group.
Chochev: 'A special night'
Bulgaria and Palermo midfielder Ivalyo Chochev was disappointed with defeat, but experienced a “special night.”
Verratti: 'Italy can't always get lucky'
Marco Verratti warned Italy have to improve their finishing because “we can’t always get lucky with the result.”
Bonucci: 'Italy must kill off games'
Leonardo Bonucci said Italy “can’t kill off” games and reassured Daniele De Rossi after a 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
El Shaarawy: 'Great performance'
Stephan El Shaarawy revealed Antonio Conte’s instructions after a fine performance in Italy’s 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
Chiellini: 'It's almost done'
Giorgio Chiellini said “it’s practically done” for Italy in Euro 2016 after beating Bulgaria and Malta 1-0 this week.
Conte: 'Italy waste chances'
Antonio Conte said Italy had “the right effort” against Bulgaria, but can’t keep wasting chances and told off Daniele De Rossi.
Ita-Bul: De Rossi hero and villain
Daniele De Rossi converted the winning penalty against Bulgaria, but also received his second red card for Italy.
Stephan El Shaarawy, Antonio Candreva and Daniele De Rossi step in with Andrea Pirlo benched as Italy host Bulgaria.
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'Eder, Soriano worth the Azzurri'
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti says Roberto Soriano and Eder's Azzurri call-ups 'confirm their high level'.
Tavecchio: 'Buffon is a monument'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio praises Azzurri and Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon: 'He is our greatest sports image in the world'.
Rugani: 'Azzurrini need killer instinct'
Daniele Rugani is 'convinced' the new Azzurrini are 'a solid team', but warns of the 'aggressive' Slovenia.
Rugani: 'Learning from Juve defenders'
Daniele Rugani says he's 'trying to learn' from Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli at Juventus.
Gila: 'Aiming for the Azzurri!'
Alberto Gilardino says he signed for Palermo with an eye to regaining the national team: 'Of course that's what I'm thinking about'.
Conte: 'Verratti has matured, but...'
Antonio Conte defends New York City FC's Andrea Pirlo from criticism and provides Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti with some feedback on how to improve.
El Shaarawy starts with Bulgaria?
Stephan El Shaarawy wasn’t even on the bench against Malta, but could start tonight’s Italy-Bulgaria qualifier.
Baselli expects Italy call
Daniele Baselli is confident he’ll get the Italy call if he continues his stunning form with Torino.
Bojinov: 'Bulgaria can upset Italy'
Valeri Bojinov spent most of his career in Italy and believes Bulgaria can cause an upset in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Italy-Bulgaria options open
Antonio Conte is leaning towards the 4-3-3 system against Bulgaria, though the Italy line-up remains unpredictable.
Marotta hints at Pirlo retirement
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hinted Andrea Pirlo should retire from the Italy squad. “It’s a decision he must make.”
Chochev: 'Palermo is my home'
Palermo midfielder Ivaylo Chochev is playing for Bulgaria against Italy at the Stadio Barbera. “It’s my second home.”
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