NEWS

Manuel Pasqual believes it would’ve been a different game had some of Italy’s chances not hit the Malta woodwork.
Marco Verratti felt there was excessive criticism of Italy after a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta. “We got the points.”
Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.
Claudio Marchisio admits Italy “ought to prove ourselves more” against the likes of Malta and Azerbaijan.
Antonio Conte confessed that Italy “complicated our lives” against Malta, but should gain belief after four wins.
Graziano Pellè scored on his senior Italy debut, scraping a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta with Leonardo Bonucci also sent off.
Cittadella fought back from 2-0 down for a point in their thrilling trip to Varese.
FIFA agent Antonio Caliendo claims Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar is “without doubt superior to Mario Balotelli.”
Argentina Coach Gerardo Martino revealed Juventus striker Carlos Tevez “will certainly be called up soon.”
Worrying news for Inter, as Mateo Kovacic limped off with a groin problem during Croatia’s game against Azerbaijan.
Inter legend Sandro Mazzola fears patron Erick Thohir “doesn’t want to spend money” on improving the team.
Inter defender Juan Jesus got into a Twitter row with a fan, offering to “swap places. It’s easy for you to talk.”
Chile Coach Jorge Sampaoli insists there was “no pressure from Juventus” to release Arturo Vidal and they wouldn’t accept anyway.
Graziano Pellè gets his senior Italy debut with Marco Verratti also among changes in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Malta.
Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is against the introduction of video replays in Serie A. “We must learn to put up with mistakes.”
Defender Luca Antei can’t believe Italy didn’t win the first leg of their Under-21 European play-off with Slovakia.
Udinese President Franco Soldati congratulated Antonio Di Natale on his 37th birthday. “He’s an exemplary professional.”
Palermo forward Andrea Belotti said the Italy Under-21 side should “send a strong signal to all of Italian football.”
Doctors who provided first aid to Crotone goalkeeper Caio Secco reveal they had to use a defibrillator, as he was not breathing.
Douglas Maicon has officially extended his contract with Roma until 2016 with an option for a further year.
Gigi Di Biagio assures Italy “will play to win” in tomorrow’s European Under-21 Championship play-off with Slovakia.
For the first time since his serious knee injury in March, Kevin Strootman is training with the Roma team.
Pietro Anastasi believes Graziano Pellè can be “the extra weapon” Italy need against Malta tonight.
Marek Hamsik maintains Napoli “are still in the Scudetto race” despite a poor start to the season.
Torino expressed their condolences after the death of Pontus Segerstrom, captain of their Europa League opponents Brommapojkarna.
Rafael Benitez will reportedly ask for guarantees about future investment in Napoli before any contract renewal.
Following links to David Moyes, Inter are now being paired with Sampdoria’s Sinisa Mihajlovic as potential replacement for Walter Mazzarri.
The President of the Italian Referee’s Association has defended Gianluca Rocchi’s handling of the recent Juventus-Roma clash.
Former Milan forward Marco Simone has been confirmed today as the new coach of Swiss side FC Lausanne-Sport.
Palermo will appoint youth team director Dario Baccin as the club’s new sporting director, after Edoardo Reja declined the role, according to reports.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has insisted that Graziano Pelle can be an important player for the Azzurri.
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in line to make his Italy debut in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Malta.
Carlo Tavecchio says Italy will play their November friendly with Albania at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to support victims of the recent floods in Genoa.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia has reportedly commented that the Giallorossi are interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Juventus are reportedly pressuring the Chile national team to release Arturo Vidal early, due to concerns over his knee.