Fabian: ‘Ancelotti’s son recommended me’
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Fabian: ‘Ancelotti’s son recommended me’

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz reveals Davide Ancelotti advised the club to sign him, and discusses “peculiar” Neapolitan driving. The Spaniard joined the Partenopei from Real Betis in the summer, and he discussed his new life in Italy with Radio Onda Cero.

“I’m losing my accent, I have to go back to Andalusia more often!” Fabian joked.…

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Higuain: ‘That’s my character’
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Higuain: ‘That’s my character’

Gonzalo Higuain explains “I’m a person with this character”, after the Milan striker was sent off against Juventus. Pipita was facing his former club on Sunday night, and reacted furiously to being shown a late yellow card by referee Paolo Mazzoleni. That earned him a second booking and a two game ban, though the Rossoneri…

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The Football Italia Podcast #4: A Week To Forget
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The Football Italia Podcast #4: A Week To Forget

Livio Caferoglu, Anthony Guacci and Joe Del Grosso proudly present to you the fourth edition of the Football Italia podcast. Liv, Ant and Joe review Juventus’ controversial win against Milan, Inter’s annihilation at the hands of Atalanta and Sampdoria’s latest 4-1 defeat to Roma. They also discuss the hot topics in the news as Giampiero Ventura already…

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Tavecchio: ‘If Ventura had resigned…’
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Tavecchio: ‘If Ventura had resigned…’

Former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio denies Giampiero Ventura tried to resign as Italy CT – “if he had I’d have accepted it…” The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, and the Coach was hounded for refusing to step down in the aftermath, eventually being paid off in full. Earlier this year…

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Pezzella injured on international duty
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Pezzella injured on international duty

Fiorentina confirm German Pezzella has suffered a thigh injury on international duty, and will return to Italy for treatment. The centre-back was called-up by Argentina for the double-header with Mexico, but he now faces a spell on the sidelines. “ACF Fiorentina announces that, during yesterday’s training with his national team, the player German Pezzella suffered…

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Nicola: ‘A lot of work at Udinese’
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Nicola: ‘A lot of work at Udinese’

Davide Nicola warns “it won’t be easy” at Udinese but “that’s what makes reaching an objective all the more satisfying”. The former Crotone Coach has replaced Julio Velazquez, and he was officially presented to the media today. “I want to salute Velazquez, he’s a likeable professional for the way he’s come up,” Nicola began. “I…

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Di Biagio: ‘England are incredible’
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Di Biagio: ‘England are incredible’

Italy Under-21 Coach Luigi Di Biagio declares “we know England well”, and warns “they’re no longer just 4-4-2 and running”. The Azzurrini face the Three Lions in a friendly tomorrow, as they warm up for next year’s European Championships in Italy. “It will be a beautiful Euros, one of the best ever,” Di Biagio predicted…

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Rossi to restart in Serie C?
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Rossi to restart in Serie C?

Former Fiorentina and Genoa striker Giuseppe Rossi could reportedly restart his career in Serie C with Juve Stabia. The American born Italian international was one of the most talented forwards of his generation, but his career has been blighted by knee injuries. After being released by the Grifone at the end of last season, having…

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‘Stadium project could advance quickly’
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‘Stadium project could advance quickly’

Inter’s CEO feels “there are all the conditions to be able to proceed quickly” on the shared stadium project with Milan. The two clubs have agreed to share the cost of developing a state-of-the-art stadium, which is likely to entail renovating San Siro over a four year period. While theoretically they could build an entirely…

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Suso: ‘Happy at Milan but…’
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Suso: ‘Happy at Milan but…’

Suso assures “I feel important at Milan, I’m happy” but is flattered by Real Madrid interest – “it’s always nice to play at home…” The winger has a €38m release clause, which is only valid for foreign clubs in the first two weeks of July. Los Merengues have been linked with a move, and the…

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