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Cagliari midfielder Nainggolan frustrated with Belgium snub

Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan is frustrated being ignored by Belgium.

Nainggolan admits playing for Cagliari could be counting against him.

"I am not giving up hope. I will fight to get into the team 100 per cent. The national team is full of champions, but I think I deserve my place - maybe not as a starter but in the 23.

"Look at Kevin De Bruyne, he is sitting in the stands at Chelsea but is part of the national team. I have nothing against Kevin - that is just an example. Kevin is a winner and has done a great job.

"But it seems silly to me that you should be called up just because you play for a big club.

"If I'd have signed for Inter, people would have started talking about me for Belgium - but I'm exactly that same player at Cagliari."

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