AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli is back in the news with allegations he attacked a Wolves player during a Liverpool friendly.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has reportedly infuriated Italy players by entering the locker room during their friendly with Holland.
Gigi Di Biagio admits Italy were lucky to fight back and beat Serbia 3-2, but “we mustn’t lower our guard against Cyprus.”
Italy’s Under-21s came from two goals down to defeat Serbia tonight and maintain their Euro 2015 qualification hopes.
Morgan De Sanctis has reflected on Roma’s ambition ‘to change Italian football’, as he remarks on Rudi Garcia’s intelligence and his Italy retirement.
Fiorentina have confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi is facing between four and five months on the sidelines following knee surgery.
Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Italy’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway through injury.
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci is optimistic for Stephan El Shaarawy’s return to fitness, but casts doubt on Giorgio Chiellini.
Marco Verratti isn’t concerned by the prospect of competing with Andrea Pirlo for an Italy starting shirt. “We are all made to feel important here.”
Guus Hiddink rued the Bruno Martins Indi red card in Holland’s 2-0 friendly defeat to Italy.
Emanuele Giaccherini trusts Antonio Conte will shake up Italy the same way he did Juventus. “He’s hungry to win, as always.”
Andrea Ranocchia revealed the Juventus players “help those of us less au fait with” Antonio Conte’s tactics.
Leonardo Bonucci said Antonio Conte has “already given us a precise idea of football” on his Italy debut.
Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Simone Zaza felt some regrets after his senior Italy debut against Holland. “I earned a penalty, but also missed a sitter!”
Ciro Immobile admits Antonio Conte is “the same old ‘hammer’ for Italy” as he was at club level.
Antonio Conte praised Italy for their “positive response” in a 2-0 friendly victory over Holland.
Antonio Conte had the ideal start to his Italy career, beating 10-man Holland 2-0 with Ciro Immobile and Daniele De Rossi goals.
Antonio Conte’s first Italy match against Holland tonight has Ciro Immobile partnering debutant Simone Zaza.
Gigi Di Biagio told Italy’s Under-21 side they must be “aggressive” in tomorrow’s crunch qualifier with Serbia.
The agent of Jorginho is hopeful the young Napoli talent will soon break into the Italian international set-up.
Antonio Conte is the man Italy need to climb the international footballing ladder, says Devis Mangia.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Motta insists his international career is still alive despite his omission from the Italy squad.
Lorenzo Insigne has set his sights on a recall to the Italian national side after failing to make Antonio Conte’s first squad.
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte has spoken of the need for a change in Italian football ahead of his debut match against the Netherlands.