AZZURRI

Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi thanks Carlo Tavecchio for moving an Italy friendly to Genoa, but calls on the football community to do more to help.
Matteo Darmian revealed how Antonio Conte prepared him to play in a three-man defence for Italy against Malta.
Manuel Pasqual believes it would’ve been a different game had some of Italy’s chances not hit the Malta woodwork.
Marco Verratti felt there was excessive criticism of Italy after a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta. “We got the points.”
Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.
Claudio Marchisio admits Italy “ought to prove ourselves more” against the likes of Malta and Azerbaijan.
Antonio Conte confessed that Italy “complicated our lives” against Malta, but should gain belief after four wins.
Graziano Pellè scored on his senior Italy debut, scraping a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta with Leonardo Bonucci also sent off.
Graziano Pellè gets his senior Italy debut with Marco Verratti also among changes in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Malta.
Defender Luca Antei can’t believe Italy didn’t win the first leg of their Under-21 European play-off with Slovakia.
Palermo forward Andrea Belotti said the Italy Under-21 side should “send a strong signal to all of Italian football.”
Gigi Di Biagio assures Italy “will play to win” in tomorrow’s European Under-21 Championship play-off with Slovakia.
Pietro Anastasi believes Graziano Pellè can be “the extra weapon” Italy need against Malta tonight.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has insisted that Graziano Pelle can be an important player for the Azzurri.
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in line to make his Italy debut in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Malta.
Carlo Tavecchio says Italy will play their November friendly with Albania at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to support victims of the recent floods in Genoa.
Antonio Conte wants to change the role of Italy Coach, to “not just be a selector and make the Nazionale like a club.”
Italy captain Gigi Buffon warned not to underestimate Malta in tomorrow’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Antonio Conte confirmed there will be changes against Malta tomorrow, possibly including Graziano Pellè.
Gianluca Vialli hopes Mario Balotelli “watches Italy games to understand what he has to do” for Antonio Conte.
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin is happy to see his old player Antonio Conte again ahead of Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Fiorentina and Italy Under-21 international Federico Bernardeschi is in fine form, “but you must always try for more.”