Catania winger Francesco Lodi upset over Italy snub

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

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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