Tuesday May 31 2011
Maggio applauds Prandelli stance

Christian Maggio applauds Italy boss Cesare Prandelli's approach of calling only those who play regularly.

“Prandelli is absolutely right, as only by performing to a high standard regularly for your club can you earn the right to be called up for international duty,” said the Napoli winger.

“This is why I think I will always choose a team that allows me to play regularly, otherwise I'd miss out on opportunities like this.”

Maggio is expected to feature in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia, to be played at the Stadio Braglia in Modena.

He is among the newer members of the Italy squad and paid tribute to the ‘senators.'

“Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo are certainly not ‘old.' They are reference points who are always of great help to the side.”