Milan striker Patrick Cutrone limped off with a suspected sprained ankle during the Italy Under-21 side’s friendly against Albania.
Federico Chiesa is the “future” of the Italy side, but Paolo Rossi warns he is far from the finished product. “He needs to be re-evaluated.”
Former Italy hitman Alessandro ‘Spillo’ Altobelli has urged Roberto Mancini to shelve the “experiments” in the Nations League.
Federico Bernardeschi believes Italy's youngsters need “time to grow”, and assures CT Roberto Mancini “is the right man”.
French newspaper L’Équipe claims Italy striker Mario Balotelli was 100kg when he turned up for Nice training this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel says Alphonse Areola is “in pole position” to be number one goalkeeper, ahead of Gianluigi Buffon.
Roberto Mancini reiterated that Italy’s main objective is “to form a squad for Euro 2020,” even if that means Nations League relegation.
Portugal Coach Fernando Santos told his side that pace was the key to beating Italy, but isn’t counting his Nations League chickens yet.
Andre Silva felt Portugal were “the better team on the night” against Italy and told Gianluigi Donnarumma “there are no friends on the pitch.”
Simone Zaza admitted Italy are in dire need of goals after their 1-0 defeat to Portugal, but insisted “at times we dominated the game.”
SPAL wing-back Manuel Lazzari had “hoped for a different debut” after Italy lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Nations League.
Giacomo Bonaventura “didn’t see much difference” between Italy and Portugal this evening. “We must find the right way of playing.”
Roberto Mancini concedes Italy’s “main problem is not scoring goals,” but defended his massive squad rotation against Portugal.
Ex-Milan striker Andre Silva got the only goal, but Portugal also hit the bar and forced a goal-line clearance as Italy capitulated in Lisbon.
For the first time in 20 years, there are no Juventus players in the starting XI of a competitive Italy match.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Nations League clash between Portugal and Italy in Lisbon.
Roberto Mancini insists he changed nine out of 10 outfield players against Portugal to ensure “we are not putting anyone at risk.”
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Poland for racist chanting during the Nations League game against Italy.
Ciro Immobile wears the captain’s armband for Italy in the Nations League against Portugal and sees “too much negativity.”
Italy director general Michele Uva admits winning the Nations League group isn’t necessarily the priority. “Our first objective is to qualify for Euro 2020.”
Italy are transformed for their Nations League trip to Portugal, with Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza among those stepping in.
Gigi Di Biagio “doesn’t owe Arrigo Sacchi a response” after bitter criticism of the Under-21 Italy side, who face Albania tomorrow.
While Portugal lose Rony Lopes to injury, Italy reportedly transform to a 4-4-2 with Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile together.
Riccardo Montolivo’s agent continued his assault on the Italy team by asking ‘why must Gianluigi Donnarumma be a permanent starter?’
Riccardo Montolivo’s agent claims the Milan outcast is a ‘much better’ fit in Italy’s midfield than Jorginho.