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Monday June 13 2016
Gattuso: 'Conte among world's best'

Veteran Gennaro Gattuso says ahead of tonight's Italy-Belgium game that 'Antonio Conte is among the best Coaches in the world'.

It kicks off at 20:00 UK time. The 2006 World Champion is celebrating his first promotion, as he successfully coached Pisa in their campaign to reach Serie B.

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Friday June 10 2016
Insigne: 'Proud to wear Azzurro'

Lorenzo Insigne says he is 'happy and proud' to be called up for Italy and looks forward to 'a great Euro'.

The Napoli striker is expected to be the creative outlet in the Azzurri's attack, even though he may not start in the first game against Belgium.

“We all can't wait to get onto the pitch, we're working hard to have a great Euro,” he told the Press. “Whoever plays will give his utmost to conquer some great results.

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Thursday June 9 2016
Agent: ‘Insigne has options…’

A representative for Lorenzo Insigne warns Napoli that the forward is “not lacking” other options.

The Italian international had a fine season for the Partenopei, but has yet to be offered an improved contract.

“Insigne deserves a top club, and Napoli are one,” Franco Della Monica, one of Insigne's entourage, said on Radio Crc.

“[President Aurelio] De Laurentiis will reward Lorenzo like he deserves, if not then we’re not lacking other clubs. What counts is that Insigne and Napoli want to stay together.

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Tuesday June 7 2016
Dear Lorenzo Insigne

An open letter to Lorenzo Insigne, penned by Andrea Tallarita, in which we ask the player to take responsibility as Italy's last fantasista.

Dear Lorenzo Insigne, do you remember what the customary expression is for a young, promising player who loses his way? They say that he is 'burned'. Suppose that an 18-year-old scores a couple of wonder goals: suddenly everyone – the fans, the Press, the directors – starts piling praise and pressure on him, calls him 'the new Zinedine Zidane' or 'the new Marco Van Basten', and as often as not the kid collapses. Either he never reaches his full potential, or he returns to his true level, which turns out to be mediocre.

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Monday June 6 2016
Insigne expects new Napoli deal

Lorenzo Insigne’s agent expects a Napoli contract renewal in August, but “it looks as if he’ll be on the bench” for Italy at Euro 2016.

The home-grown talent is the only native Neapolitan in the first team and as such earned his status as fan favourite.

“Napoli are working well on the market and the names I’m hearing are the right ones to reinforce the squad,” agent Franco Della Monica told Radio Marte.

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Sunday June 5 2016
De Rossi: 'El Shaarawy's hair...'

Daniele De Rossi revealed why he will no longer mock Stephan El Shaarawy for the obsession with his hair. “He won Roma a derby.”

The midfielder answered a series of questions on his Italy teammates, including how long it takes The Little Pharaoh to do his famous Mohican.

“I used to mock him for the amount of time he spent fiddling with his hair, looking in the mirror and adjusting it.

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Saturday June 4 2016
Parolo: 'Italy can prove you wrong'

Marco Parolo believes Italy will “prove people wrong” at Euro 2016 and tips birthday boy Lorenzo Insigne to be “decisive.”

The Lazio midfielder spoke at a Press conference from Italy’s training camp at Coverciano.

“At this moment we all have to consider ourselves first choices, everyone must put in the utmost effort to help the Coach make the best choice,” said Parolo.

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Friday June 3 2016
'No Azzurri without Insigne'

Fabio Quagliarella backs Ciro Immobile and especially Lorenzo Insigne to start for the Azzurri at Euro 2016.

With the unfortunate turn in the careers of Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi as well as Coach Antonio Conte's reluctance to call up Sebastian Giovinco, it seems that the Napoli striker is the last hope for the Azzurri's creativity upfront.

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Friday June 3 2016
Zaza, Insigne delight Azzurri

Simone Zaza scored four times in the Azzurri's 13-0 against Empoli's youth team, and Lorenzo Insigne registered a hat-trick.

Antonio Conte's men are getting used to playing together, and they were fielded against the Serie A club's youngsters in a variety of formations.

The trial was set up to last 90 minutes, like a game, but they were split into four parts. Zaza played alongside Ciro Immobile in the first two parts and scored four goals, while Lorenzo Insigne notched another three in the second part of the game.

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Thursday June 2 2016
Cannavaro: 'Napoli better than Maradona's'

Fabio Cannavaro believes the current Napoli side “is stronger than in the age of Diego Maradona, but lacked determination in decisive moments.”

The former Partenopei defender was impressed by Maurizio Sarri’s side, who set a new record of Serie A points.

“Today’s Napoli is stronger than in the age of Maradona, but to be fair I wasn’t disappointed with Walter Mazzarri’s side either, as it was made up of players with great qualities,” Cannavaro told Canale 9.

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