Alberto Gilardino has revealed his disappointment at not having at least received a phone call from Cesare Prandelli to tell him of his World Cup omission.
The forward, who has recently joined Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande, worked under the former Italy boss while the duo were at Parma.
“I expected a phone call from him, I thought we had a different relationship to that after six or seven years together,” Gilardino told sky.
“It didn’t happen but I don’t bear a grudge, my opinions of him remain the same.
“At Parma he transformed me into a footballer, he showed me how to move in the penalty area and be decisive.
“However, I am certainly disappointed by his behaviour.”