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Andrea Stramaccioni insists Antonio Cassano “will give his contribution” to Inter against Tottenham after his blazing row, but “we are in an emergency situation.”
Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio can get a result away to Stuttgart tomorrow, as “they have weaknesses and we want to make the most of them.”
Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale will be even more of a nightmare for Inter than when he got a hat-trick. “He can determine the outcome of a game.”
Antonio Cassano has been named in the Inter squad for Thursday’s Europa League game at Tottenham.
Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has named a 20-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League game at Stuttgart.
Joe Jordan told Italian media that “Inter have everything it takes to go all the way in the Europa League” if they get past Tottenham.
Inter attacker Ricky Alvarez is wary of the threat posed by Tottenham as his side prepare to face the north London club in the Europa League.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has insisted he wants to stay at the club for the foreseeable future in whatever capacity they see fit.
Javier Zanetti has admitted that Gareth Bale will be 'difficult to deal with' when Inter face Tottenham this Thursday.
Former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta has warned Inter against the threat of Gareth Bale as the Nerazzurri prepare to face Tottenham.
Inter could take on Tottenham in the Europa League this week without inspirational midfielder Fredy Guarin.
Sergio Floccari is in the Lazio squad to face Milan tomorrow, while President Claudio Lotito insists the fans are “innocent” of racist abuse after their UEFA ban.
Lazio will officially play two Europa League games behind closed doors, but President Claudio Lotito slams this as an “abnormal and absurd” move by UEFA.
It’s reported Lazio could be forced to play at least one game behind closed doors, maybe even two, after repeated incidents of racism in the Europa League.
Catania owner Antonio Pulvirenti has admitted that the club have an obligation to fight for a European place.
Walter Mazzarri admits he “expected something more” from Napoli’s visit to Viktoria Plzen, but it could be a blessing in disguise to have been eliminated.
Napoli are out of the Europa League after they failed to complete the miracle turnaround, losing 2-0 away to Viktoria Plzen.
President Claudio Lotito insists two of the three Germans stabbed in Rome “barely noticed” and asked media not to “label these delinquents as Lazio fans.”
There are reports three Borussia Monchengladbach fans were stabbed ahead of the Lazio game, though their injuries are not life-threatening.
Andrea Stramaccioni sees Inter’s victory away to Cluj as “an important sign” and is ready to face both Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
Vladimir Petkovic was pleased with Lazio’s mentality against Borussia Monchengladbach and looks forward to facing Stuttgart. “We can and must continue.”
Fredy Guarin’s brace secured a 3-0 win away to Cluj, 5-0 on aggregate, as Inter go through to face Tottenham in the next phase of the Europa League.
Lazio dominated Borussia Monchengladbach with a comfortable 2-0 win and go through to face Stuttgart in the Europa League Round of 16.
Napoli will attempt to fight back from a 3-0 first leg defeat with Lorenzo Insigne, Goran Pandev and Emanuele Calaiò away to Viktoria Plzen.
Inter visit Romania and look to Mateo Kovacic, Rodrigo Palacio and Antonio Cassano in order to reach the Final 16 of the Europa League.
Lazio could be up for another thriller as they welcome Borussia Monchengladbach a week after their 3-3 draw.
Walter Mazzarri maintains Napoli will “honour every game” in Serie A or the Europa League, as they try to overturn a 3-0 defeat to Viktoria Plzen.
Vladimir Petkovic is not too concerned after defeat to Siena. “Tomorrow against Borussia Monchengladbach we’ll see the same Lazio we admired.”
Cristian Chivu is back in his home country representing Inter for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Cluj. “It’s my first game against a Romanian side, so I am a little emotional.”
Sergio Floccari has advised his Lazio teammates to “clear their minds” of the humiliating defeat to Siena when facing Borussia Monchengladbach tomorrow.
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