Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino hopes to make Italy boss Cesare Prandelli change his mind so he calls him up in the near future.
The 31-year-old was superb last season and had thought he stood a chance of filling in for Gigi Buffon during the latter's injury lay-off.
However, Prandelli has decided to put his faith into two younger 'keepers in Bologna's Emiliano Viviano and Palermo's Salvatore Sirigu.
"Many `keepers have had a chance even if the best right now are Marco Storari and Michael Agazzi," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I must batten down the hatches if I am to make him change his mind."
Asked about his future, Sorrentino said: "I'll perhaps renew my contract with Chievo. I 'expire' in 2012. Sartori and Campedelli have been great and Verona is my home.
"If I think about my friend who I have never abandoned, Federico Marchetti, who doesn't play at Cagliari, I am upset.
"But sooner or later I hope he ends up at a big club."