Bari midfielder Massimo Donati is angry over his Italy snub.
Donati insists he deserves a place in the Azzurri squad ahead of several of Marcello Lippi's selections.
"Was I angry? On Sunday I was a little bit, yes," he confessed to the Corriere dello Sport.
"On the other side, there is the awareness that if players from Cagliari and the other provincial sides can get into the Nazionale, then eventually someone from Bari could get in there
"Before the end of my career, just once, I'd like to wear the Azzurri jersey. I do have regrets in leaving Milan too early, but that's water under the bridge."