Atalanta star Ezequiel Schelotto hopes to play his way into the Italy squad.

Schelotto has been outstanding for the start of the Serie A season.

"I hope to receive a call from Prandelli soon, but I won't kid myself either. For the moment I am focused solely on Atalanta," the 22-year-old told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We got off to a great start, but there's a long road ahead of us and we can only look at the Serie A table once we are safe from the threat of relegation."