Angelo Palombo is aware that he risks missing out on a place at Euro 2012 by staying loyal to Sampdoria.
The captain has confirmed that he will remain with the Marassi outfit for the new season following their relegation.
"Wearing the shirt of your country is always an honour," said the former Fiorentina player.
"Possibly losing my place in the national squad was a consideration I made before I decided to stay at Sampdoria in Serie B.
"Nevertheless, it will be up to Coach Cesare Prandelli to decide."
The ex-Fiorentina tactician had previously stated that he would continue to consider Palombo for selection no matter what Division he played in.
The 29-year-old made his Italy debut against Croatia in August 2006 and he has won 22 caps so far.