LA ROJA

Jordi Alba has slammed the Spanish Press for “making up” stories of disharmony in the country’s Euro 2016 camp ahead of Italy on Monday.
Spain striker Alvaro Morata has hailed Italy’s own ‘BBC’ as the best defensive unit in the world ahead of Monday’s Euro 2016 second-round tie.
Giorgio Chiellini has denied Xavi Hernandez’s claim that Italy are Spain’s bogey team at Euro 2016, stating it is the other way round.
Giorgio Chiellini believes his former Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata has what it takes to be Real Madrid’s striker for the next “10 years”.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas admits he “isn’t happy” with Brexit and insists Spanish football will not necessarily benefit from the Premier League “going wrong”.
The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom provisionally leaves just six Spaniards out of a possible 32 eligible for work permits to play in the Premier League.
Xavi Hernandez claims Italy “are little bit Barcelona’s style and a little bit Atletico Madrid” as they are “the worst team” Spain could face at Euro 2016.
Bruno Soriano has claimed that Italy should be “worried” about Spain ahead of the two countries’ last-16 clash at Euro 2016.
Reported Real Madrid and Atletico target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confessed that “it’d be a dream” to play in Spain one day.
Juanfran admits Spain were “overconfident” in their 2-1 defeat to Croatia at Euro 2016 but insists they will not make the same mistake against Italy.
Nolito confirms he is closing in on a move to Manchester City as he has not signed with the English club “for now”.
Former Villarreal and Levante forward Giuseppe Rossi believes Italy are favourites when they meet Spain in Euro 2016.
Vicente del Bosque admits he wasn’t happy with Pedro Rodriguez going public over his Euro 2016 frustration but insists the Spain camp is a happy one.
Vicente del Bosque is ‘moderately optimistic’ Spain can beat Italy in their Euro 2016 Round of 16 meeting and insisted the Azzurri aren’t defensive.
Former Spain Coach Javier Clemente understands Pedro Rodriguez’s frustration but feels the Chelsea winger picked the wrong time to vent it.
Former Spain Coach Javier Clemente regards Andres Iniesta as a ‘phenomenon’ and believes La Roja can go far in Euro 2016 despite their Italy fixture.
Juanfran lamented Sergio Ramos’ missed penalty as Spain lost to Croatia but took a philosophical approach to facing Italy.
Gerard Pique has complained over the ‘stupid controversy’ that saw him accused of swearing during Spain’s national anthem prior to the Croatia defeat.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric told Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic which way to dive against Sergio Ramos’ penalty.
Andres Iniesta reveals he was going to take Spain’s penalty against Croatia but Sergio Ramos was confident.
Nolito will take Spain losing to Croatia if it means they beat Italy and says La Roja should proceed without fear.
Vicente del Bosque doesn’t believe David De Gea should be blamed for Spain’s defeat to Croatia and wouldn’t have stopped Sergio Ramos taking a penalty.
Ivan Rakitic believes Croatia beat the best team in the world in Spain as he considers playing against Barcelona teammates.
Vicente del Bosque says in regard to Spain finishing second of Euro 2016 Group D ‘often you never know where the danger is.’
Sergio Ramos advises Spain to ‘learn’ from mistakes made against Croatia and ‘turn the page’ on a more difficult Euro 2016.
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