• "The book is essentially a memoir but with the aid of some really interesting gives some astonishing insights into the workings of the modern game"

    GQ Style
  • "The Italian Job reveals how rival cultures in England and abroad are reflected on the pitch"

    The Times
  • "Gianluca Vialli's new book is an interesting comparison of sporting attitudes here and on the Continent - To the Italian player, football is a job: to the English one, it's a game"

    The Observer
  • "...this fascinating book that analyses the difference between English and Italian football...The Italian Job tackles the questions which inform football debate in England and Italy - from the tactical and technical to the cultural and sociological"

  • "An early contender for this year's literary prizes in sport"

    Sunday Tribune

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