Tuesday November 22 2011
Sorrentino makes Italy call

Chievo ‘keeper Stefano Sorrentino has launched a surprising attack over his lack of involvement with the Italian national side.

The custodian has been one of Serie A’s most consistent over recent campaigns, but he has yet to be selected in the Giro Azzurro.

“Playing for the national team is the dream of all youngsters,” the former Torino and AEK Athens man noted.

“It’s about time that someone important came to watch me in action – and I’m talking about the Italian national side.

“There are a few of my colleagues who are considered for Azzurri inclusion after making some good saves for two games, whereas I’ve been doing that for four years…”

Sorrentino, who was highly impressive in this weekend’s game against Catania, joined Chievo in 2008.

The 32-year-old was targeted by Juventus in the summer of 2010, but the Old Lady opted to sign Marco Storari instead.

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli’s Giro Azzurro goalkeepers are recognised as Gigi Buffon, the currently injured Emiliano Viviano, Morgan De Sanctis and Salvatore Sirigu.

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