We’ve no fear of inferior Three Lions, says Diamanti

ITALY forward Alessandro Diamanti believes his team-mates talent to be superior to England’s so they should therefore be confident of victory in Sunday’s European Championship quarter-final.

Diamanti has a reasonable knowledge of English football because of a year spent with West Ham from 2009 and is adamant that they have no reason to be concerned about England’s ability.

“English football as a business with the stadiums and fans’ behaviour is about 30 years ahead of us,” he said. “However, on the pitch Italy are stronger than England and our football is of a higher quality. We respect England, but we don’t fear them.”