Monday October 12 2015
Conte: ‘Verratti won’t be risked’

Antonio Conte says Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti won’t be risked in Italy’s match against Norway.

The midfielder sat out training yesterday having suffered a knock in the win over Azerbaijan, and will play no part against the Norwegians.

“He took a knock to the calf,” Conte explained in his pre-match Press conference, when the subject of Verratti was raised.

“I’d have risked him if this was a decisive match, but I’d rather not [for this game]. He’s shown a great attachment to the shirt.”

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