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Catania winger Francesco Lodi upset over Italy snub

Catania winger Francesco Lodi is upset missing Italy's Euros squad.

Lodi had been tipped by many to be part of the long-list for the tournament, but was ignored in favour of 19-year-old Pescara midfielder Marco Verratti.

"I will admit I was disappointed, as I thought I had done well enough to make it," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"To be perfectly honest, I also gave myself a simple explanation for this: I had a good season with Catania, but it wasn't enough.

"At least that provides me with extra motivation to do even better next term and make Cesare Prandelli's decisions a little more difficult.

"Wearing the Azzurri jersey would be a great honour for me."

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