EUROPA LEAGUE

Kalidou Koulibaly insists Napoli are “playing to win" the Europa League but “it’s better not to speak” about the Scudetto.
Gian Piero Gasperini calls Atalanta’s win at Roma “the most beautiful” and promises “we’ll try to fight on three fronts for as long as possible”.
Milan director Christian Abbiati assured they “believe in Andre Silva” despite his lack of playing time and explains the Lucas Biglia pick.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent insists the defender “wants to win everything”, despite claims Napoli are focusing solely on the Scudetto.
Gian Piero Gasperini is glad Atalanta kicked Napoli out of the Coppa Italia “without changing our style” and welcomes extra games.
Simone Inzaghi said Lazio “want to compete on all three fronts” after beating Fiorentina 1-0 to reach the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warns his Torino side not to underestimate Spal - “if we don’t play at our best, we could be beaten”.
President Enrique Cerezo expects Napoli, Juventus and Inter transfer target Sime Vrsaljko “to be an Atletico Madrid player in 2018 too.”
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta will ‘compete’ with Borussia Dortmund in their Europa League Round of 32 clash.
Mattia Caldara wants to join Juventus “ready” but “right now I’m only thinking about Atalanta”.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini discussed his future, as he’s cool on both the Italy job and a move to a different league.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis admits Napoli want Sime Vrsaljko, but ‘Atletico Madrid told me they can’t give him to me until June’.
Former Fiorentina and Verona midfielder Gustavo Campanharo insists Ludogorets are “certainly not afraid” of Milan.
Lazio director Igli Tare insists they must believe in Scudetto potential. “The table says we are up there and we have to believe all the way.”
Suso called new Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso “a great motivator” and hopes “we don’t change tactics again, as 4-3-3 is the right system.”
Milan have found “the right cure” for their ills by moving to a four-man defence, said Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff is not happy with the Europa League draw. “Napoli are one of the best teams who left the Champions League.”
Ludogorets CEO Angel Petrichev says they’re “delighted” to be facing a club of Milan’s stature in the Europa League.
Atalanta director general Umberto Marino expects “two beautiful games” against Borussia Dortmund.
There were mixed fortunes for the Italian teams in the Europa League draw, with Atalanta facing a tough tie with Borussia Dortmund.
Atletico Madrid insist they have not spoken to any Serie A clubs about Sime Vrsaljko but admit “we’ll see in January.”
Lazio winger Felipe Anderson has expressed his delight at putting his injury troubles behind him against Zulte-Waregem on Thursday.
Atalanta, Milan and Lazio are top seeds in the Europa League Round of 32 draw, but Napoli risk a much tougher fixture.
Simone Inzaghi “saw the responses I was looking for” and welcomed back Felipe Anderson after a 3-2 Europa League defeat to Zulte Waregem.
Andrea Petagna hopes Atalanta draw Nice in the Europa League Round of 32, so can face “my friend Mario Balotelli.”
Lazio fought back from 2-0 down with a Lucas Leiva back-heel flick on Felipe Anderson’s comeback, but capitulated 3-2 at Zulte Waregem.
Gennaro Gattuso gave an impassioned Press conference after their “embarrassing” defeat to Rijeka. “We have a desperate need to change mentality.”
Gian Piero Gasperini says Atalanta have gained “belief in our capabilities” after beating Olympique Lyonnais to win their Europa League group.
Gennaro Gattuso took responsibility for Milan’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to Rijeka. “We are fragile and cannot react to the first sign of difficulty.”
Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League games, as Atalanta host Lyon, Milan visit Rijeka and Lazio are at Zulte Waregem.