Wednesday October 7 2015
‘Italy can cope without Insigne’

Marco Parolo is sure Italy can manage without Lorenzo Insigne - “our strength is the group”.

The Napoli man has been forced to pull out of the squad with a knee injury, but another member of the squad is sure that the Azzurri will manage without him.

“I’m sorry for Insigne, I hope he can recover soon,” Parolo said in a Press conference at Coverciano.

“The pressure from clubs is normal, but a lot depends on the players. I think Lorenzo has spoken to the doctors with the national team and at Napoli before making his decision.

“Certainly he’s doing very well with Napoli, and he would have given a lot to the national team, but there are a lot of top players in the Azzurri squad and our strength is the group.

“There isn’t one player who makes a difference by himself, we need to be together and put into practice what we’ve worked on during the week.”

Italy can seal their place at Euro 2016 with a win over Azerbaijan on Saturday, but the Lazio midfielder is not taking that for granted.

“We’ll try to take care of all the details, it won’t be an easy game because they’ll give 110 per cent.

“They haven’t lost for four matches, but we want to seal qualification. We’re going to play our game.”