Tuesday November 23 2010
Sorrentino has Italy ambition

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."