Gianluigi Buffon keeps clean, Stefano Mauri loses another bet and Carlo Ancelotti is a ham as Susy Campanale finds the week’s strangest statements.
“It’s not as if I went to someone else’s house and urinated on my friend Francesco Totti’s locker!”
Gigi Buffon points out the Roma ultras banner ‘Disinfect Trigoria’ was not to be taken literally after Juventus borrowed their training camp
“My vision of football is more projected towards the future than Andrea Agnelli’s, so we see some things differently.”
Lazio President Claudio Lotito might want to see an optician
“I will cheer on Lazio from the stands instead.”
We hope Stefano Mauri didn’t bet on his Lazio teammates in the Super Cup...
“I am settling in well in Madrid. The ham is very, very good.”
Carlo Ancelotti knows where his priorities are – generally on the end of a fork
“Delio Rossi is a footballing teacher.”
Yes, Antonio Conte, one who still believes in corporal punishment
“What a grand farce...”
Erik Lamela’s girlfriend Sofia Herrera tweeted – and quickly deleted – what every Roma fan was thinking at the squad presentation
“Leaving Roma for Southampton wasn't difficult, not at all. In fact, from the moment I signed, I was relieved…”
As were the Giallorossi fans, Dani Osvaldo
“If someone acts like a cretin, he’ll be in the minority. However, if Balotelli provoked people a bit less, then it would be even better. There are many black players, but not all of them stoke the ire of the opposition fans. Most have no problems. Balotelli is very good at making himself unlikeable.”
Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi shows solidarity with racist fans by proving himself to be an ‘unlikeable cretin’
“My first official match on the Inter bench gave me a great sensation, but it was embarrassing when I was heading for the wrong bench. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t asked Diego Milito beforehand which one it was…”
Walter Mazzarri also used a sat-nav, but couldn’t help himself
“Cristian Chivu would be willing to go, but only in exchange for compensation.”
Hey agent Victor Becali, how about Inter get compensation for all his days off injured?
“Conte has always shouted at me! I need a Coach who shouts and always demands more, as it brings the best out of me.”
Stephan Lichtsteiner’s ideal tactician is Gordon Ramsay
“We’ll do everything to go through, because we have years of work behind us. If it doesn’t go well, we’ll have to concentrate on something else.”
Francesco Guidolin may as well just flick straight to Plan B next time
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