AZZURRI

Federico Chiesa praised new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini after their 2-0 victory away to Napoli. “We immediately understood what we wanted to do.”
Ciro Immobile is the form striker this season, as he has contributed directly to 29 Serie A goals for Lazio, more than any player in Europe’s top five leagues.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini commented on various players in contention for a call up for Euro 2020, and insists Federico Chiesa doesn't play in his correct position. "He's not a striker."
Roberto Mancini says it was time for Italy to change their philosophy, and that Nicolo Zaniolo can make Euro 2020. "I spoke to him on the phone, he's charged."
Italy legend Pietro Anastasi has died at the age of 71, having played for Juventus, Inter and the Nazionale.
Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli has not ruled out playing for Italy and the Arsenal starlet hinted that “nothing has been decided”.
Roberto Baggio has claimed Nicolò Zaniolo’s “desire” could help the Roma winger get to the European Championship this summer.
Doctor Andrea Causarano has admitted that Roma star Nicolò Zaniolo will be the key to his own rehabilitation and revealed “the surgery was perfectly successful”.
Francesco Totti confessed he’d been tempted to “whip off my jacket and get back on the pitch” during games, proving why with an astonishing free kick.
Nicolò Zaniolo’s father confirms the Roma and Italy talent will be out “for five to six months” after knee surgery, so Euro 2020 hopes are slim.
Roma have confirmed that Nicolò Zaniolo underwent surgery to reconstruct his ACL and meniscus following an injury in last night’s defeat to Juventus.
Nicolò Zaniolo’s mother has thanked everyone for their support after the Roma star’s serious injury. “He wants Euro 2020 at all costs, but knows it’s a long shot.”
Juventus defender Merih Demiral has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament with additional meniscus damage.
Nicolò Zaniolo will undergo surgery today for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with meniscus damage, ending the Roma star’s season and ruling him out of Euro 2020.
Roma and Italy talent Nicolò Zaniolo will have surgery on Monday for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
Sven Goran Eriksson admits Simone Inzaghi wasn’t a natural coach, but his mentor hopes the pupil “beats my record and wins the Scudetto with Lazio.”
Nicolò Zaniolo revealed the incredible turnaround from almost quitting football altogether to making his Champions League debut for Roma against Real Madrid.
Daniele De Rossi has officially announced his retirement at the age of 36 after a career spent with Roma and Boca Juniors. “I simply need to be back home.”
Federico Chiesa sees France and Portugal as the main rivals for Italy at Euro 2020 and described the importance of tactics for new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini.
Inter’s technical manager Gabriele Oriali says the club are surpassing expectations at this stage of the season. “We didn’t’ think we’d be where we currently are.”
Marcello Lippi has warned Italy’s rivals that they “only go to European Championships and World Cups to win.”
Former Italy striker Dani Osvaldo has officially come out of retirement to sign for Argentine side Banfield.
Mario Balotelli’s New Year celebrations didn’t go to plan, as his car crashed on to a kerb and he had to walk home at 6am.
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Jorginho has urged Chelsea to improve their mentality, admitting they were “soft” during their 2-1 win at Arsenal on Sunday.