NEWS

Alessandro Florenzi admits “there were a few things about my performance that didn’t go well” against Norway.
Davide Astori believes “this Italy is created entirely in Antonio Conte’s image.”
Manuel Pasqual thanked Antonio Conte for reviving his Italy career, as he provided a crucial assist against Norway.
Italy medics assured Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza injuries are “not anything to be concerned about.”
Leonardo Bonucci sent a stark message to Mario Balotelli. “He needs to understand to play for Italy you have to work together.”
Antonio Conte said “those who deserve it will play” after his revamped Italy won 2-0 in Norway.
Simone Zaza confessed he is “living a dream week” after scoring his first senior Italy goal in a 2-0 victory over Norway.
Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci gave Italy an impressive 2-0 victory in Norway to open their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
Juventus medics confirmed Arturo Vidal returned from Chile with a right thigh problem.
Free agent Innocent Emeghara said he “cannot comment” on reports he’s close to joining Fiorentina.
Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet will be out of action for around a month due to injury.
Juan Manuel Iturbe explained why he chose Roma, meeting Francesco Totti and who takes the free kicks.
Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza start in Italy’s first Euro 2016 qualifier away to Norway this evening.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hopes for “a positive debut” as Antonio Conte’s Italy take on Norway tonight.
Gigi Di Biagio was proud of Italy’s Under-21 play-off qualification, but warned “we cannot always fight back.”
Italy are through to the European Under-21 Championship play-offs after thrashing Cyprus 7-1, even if they went a goal down.
Gigi Buffon is in negotiations with Juventus for a contract extension, said his agent, but “there’s no rush.”
Michelangelo Albertazzi said his new Milan teammate Fernando Torres “is already fired up” for his debut.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi announced the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia will be restructured within 2017.
Javier Zanetti will be the Inter ambassador around the world, but admits he wants “to stay close to the team.”
Costa Rica international Giancarlo ‘Pipo’ Gonzalez “couldn’t say no” to Palermo after Columbus Crew.
After Douglas Maicon in Brazil, there are reports Fiorentina’s Stefan Savic got into a row within the Montenegro squad.
Gianluca Vialli has given his backing to former teammate Antonio Conte, as he prepares for his competitive debut as Italy Coach.
Fabrizio Corsi admits that welcoming Roma in Week 2 is a ‘big event’ for his Empoli, who ‘must have courage’.
Federico Balzaretti admits that his long-term injury has brought him to tears, but he is determined to fight back to full fitness.
Benoit Cauet says he is surprised by young compatriot Kingsley Coman’s immediate impact at Juventus.
Milan Badelj says he has been dreaming of a move to Fiorentina since his childhood, but he won’t encourage comparisons to David Pizarro.
Douglas Maicon is expected to meet with Rudi Garcia today, with the Roma Coach reportedly ready to reaffirm his faith in the defender.
Antonio Conte downplays Claudio Lotito’s presence with Italy, and confirms Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti will likely compete for one place.
Pippo Inzaghi reiterates that Milan’s mentality will be to take things game by game, and to not set any long-term objectives.
Lucas Biglia thinks Lazio have made a great signing in bringing Santiago Gentiletti to Serie A this summer.
Former Italy defender Beppe Bergomi has criticised players who opt to retire from international football.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi has rejected claims that he sold Giacomo Bonaventura too cheaply to Milan.
New Celtic signing John Guidetti has revealed that he was wanted by a couple of Serie A clubs this summer.
Inter-owned Ricky Alvarez will be a success at Sunderland, says new teammate Santiago Vergini.

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