"A little bit I envy them," Mannone told the Sunderland Echo.
"I'm always wishing that good performances in the Premier League will be enough for somebody to have a look at me.
"Sometimes the lads are joking with me and say I'm not even an Italian any more!
"But I am, and I wish sometimes that this call will come and I can join as well.
"Sometimes you see the lads going and I stay here and enjoy my family and working hard. But it would be a good reward."
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