EUROPA LEAGUE

President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Napoli are “alive, kicking and very tough!”
Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela expects ‘a difficult game’ against Fiorentina and says they’re ‘another team’ from the one he beat while at Roma.
Maurizio Sarri believes Napoli and Villarreal “each have a 50 per cent chance of qualification” in the Europa League.
Pepe Reina is happy to be back facing Villarreal and believes Napoli “should be feeling confident” in the Europa League.
Stefano Pioli assures he will field “the best Lazio” against Galatasaray, because “the Europa League is an objective.”
Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham and Fiorentina can meet in the Champions League next season.
Tottenham are without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for their Europa League clash with Fiorentina tomorrow.
Federico Bernardeschi says tomorrow’s match against Tottenham is “one of the most important of my career”.
Fiorentina face “a different Tottenham” in the Europa League this season, Coach Paulo Sousa cautions.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik warns Villarreal are “very strong” ahead of their Europa League meeting.
Villarreal's Mario Gaspar expects “a difficult tie” with Napoli and warns “an away goal can make all the difference”.
Keita Balde is suspended and misses out on the Lazio squad to face Galatasaray in the Europa League on Thursday.
Jorginho hasn’t made Napoli’s squad to face Villarreal in the Europa League due to a virus.
The agent of Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri says “the reaction is what will be important” after defeat to Juventus.
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli admits European qualification will be “difficult” but “as long as it’s not mathematically certain we must believe”.
Fiorentina have updated their Europa League list, bringing in Mauro Zarate, Tino Costa and Yohan Benalouane.
Joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi scales back Milan’s objectives - “we have to be honest with the fans, the target is the Europa League”.
UEFA have officially agreed to use goal-line technology at Euro 2016 and next season’s Champions League.
Serie A is the second strongest league in the world for two years running, announced the IFFHS, with the Premier League in seventh.
Coach Stefano Pioli says Lazio “have to play in Europe, and we need to get there”.
Nikola Kalinic trusts Fiorentina “can be protagonists in Serie A and the Europa League” this season.
Borja Valero expects “a wonderful match” between Fiorentina and Tottenham, as Spurs “want revenge.”
David Lopez believes his Napoli teammate Gonzalo Higuain is “the best in Italy and one of the best in the world”.
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle believes the Viola “played on a par” with Juventus on Sunday.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says Tottenham Hotspur have “great quality” after drawing them in the Europa League.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis sees Villarreal as “a strong team” but “we can beat them”.
Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun rejects talk of a Lazio crisis - “playing Italian teams is always difficult”.
Javier Zanetti admits it’s “difficult” for Inter not to be in the Champions League, and targets a return.
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg admits “Tottenham are a strong team” but targets the Europa League final.
Napoli face Villarreal, Lazio will take on Galatasaray and Fiorentina have drawn Tottenham in the Europa League last 32.
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