Claudio Marchisio insists the 3-1 result did not reflect Italy’s performance in “a fairly even game” with Belgium.
Antonio Conte was “satisfied with the performance” despite a 3-1 friendly defeat to Belgium in Brussels.
Italy impressed in the first half, but hit the bar and were eventually beaten 3-1 by Belgium in a friendly test.
Radja Nainggolan believes the Euro 2016 Final “will be between Belgium and Spain” as he faces Italy tonight.
Gigi Di Biagio felt Italy “had a perfect opening half-hour” in their 1-1 draw away to Serbia, but wasted chances.
Lazio teammates Danilo Cataldi and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored in an impressive 1-1 European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Italy go with Eder, Graziano Pellè and Alessandro Florenzi against Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Radja Nainggolan’s Belgium.
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Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic starts for Serbia in a top of the table clash with Italy for European Under-21 Championship qualification.
Gabriel Paletta’s agent insists the defender “will return to Milan in June” after his loan at Atalanta.
Italy confirm Graziano Pelle and Eder upfront while Stephan El Shaarawy could return on the wing.
Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti says he'll make of Euro 2016 'my revenge', and talks of his relationship with Andrea Pirlo.
Marco Verratti says that 'football is total, and I'm a total Italian' as he describes his time with Paris Saint-Germain.
Antonio Conte cast doubt over his Italy future by admitting “much will depend on how Euro 2016 goes.”
Kevin De Bruyne is looking forward to Belgium’s friendlies against Italy and Spain. “We can be judged more accurately.”
Radja Nainggolan joked he can’t lose to Italy, otherwise Roma teammate “Alessandro Florenzi will make fun of me!”
Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots said he “respects Italy, but I don’t like losing” even in tomorrow’s friendly.
Gigi Buffon can’t wait for Euro 2016, as Italy “have great history and are building a strong present too” ahead of the Belgium friendly.
Gigi Buffon commemorated the Heysel tragedy and urged fans of all clubs to “understand the gravity of what happened.”
Italy Coach Antonio Conte explained what he aims to learn from tomorrow’s match with Belgium and his unorthodox squad.
Antonio Conte said Italy “envy” the current crop of talent coming out of Belgium, but aim to win in Brussels tomorrow.
Bologna full-back Adam Masina was born in Morocco, but feels “Italian down to the bone” after his first Under-21 call.
Stefano Okaka admits he “didn’t expect” to be back in the Italy shirt so soon after joining Anderlecht.
Vincent Kompany is ruled out of tomorrow’s Belgium v Italy friendly with a calf injury.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “not second to Serbia” ahead of tomorrow’s top of the table showdown.