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Sunderland keeper Mannone targets Italy call

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone is eyeing an Italy call.

Mannone admits that he felt a pang of jealousy when he saw his team-mates heading off on international duty after Sunderland's win over Stoke City last weekend.

"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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