FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio feels the Italy “debacle could’ve been avoided with a little intelligence” from Giampiero Ventura and asked players for advice on the Coach.
Duvan Zapata is delighted with Sampdoria’s 3-2 win over Juventus, saying the Blucerchiati ‘took their chances.’
Damir Skomina of Slovenia will be the referee for Napoli’s Champions League showdown with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
Who takes credit for the Napoli victory and emerges with dignity from this latest Milan defeat? Football Italia rated the Stadio San Paolo sides.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho reveals his “head was spinning for a couple of days” when he had to choose between Brazil and Italy, but has “no regrets.”
Leonardo Bonucci concedes Milan are held back by “fear” and lack self-confidence after the 2-1 defeat to Napoli. “We do things that are too predictable.”
Maurizio Sarri admits it wasn’t Napoli’s best performance, but was still enough to beat Milan, then stood up for fired Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura.
Vincenzo Montella was “happy with the Milan performance, proportional to the anger I felt at losing when playing so well” against Napoli.
Lorenzo Insigne praised Napoli “heart and grit” to defeat Milan 2-1 and calmed the controversy over his role in Italy’s World Cup play-off.
Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski sprung the offside trap as Napoli punish Milan 2-1, but there was a late scare after Alessio Romagnoli’s volley.
Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli wouldn’t comment on Vincenzo Montella’s choices against Napoli, nor reports of financial problems.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s two massive Serie A games, the Derby della Capitale and Napoli hosting Milan.
Dries Mertens has never scored against Milan before, but joked he was not superstitious before he came to Napoli. “I learned from the Neapolitans!”
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma admits visiting his hometown club Napoli is “a special match for me and my family will be in the stands.”
Napoli hope to maintain their unbeaten Serie A record with Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens leading the way against Nikola Kalinic’s Milan.
Napoli have presented their fourth shirt for the 2017-18 season, the jet black Kombat Karbon.
Fabio Quagliarella believes Sampdoria was “in my destiny,” but looks back over his career at Napoli, Juventus, the stalker nightmare and having Jose Mourinho as a fan.
Federico Chiesa has officially extended his contract with Fiorentina to June 2022, despite interest from Juventus, Napoli, PSG and Chelsea.
Arrigo Sacchi “would not be surprised” to see Milan win this evening’s trip to Serie A leaders Napoli and explains how to “defuse the bomb.”
Dries Mertens expressed his love for Napoli and the fans, said Coach Maurizio Sarri “taught me football” and can’t wait for the Scudetto.