Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli has revealed that he is not thinking about playing for the Italian national team anymore, effectively ending his international career with the Azzurri.
The 31-year-old last played for Italy in November 2004 and scored the winner in their 1-0 victory over Finland in the international friendly.
Miccoli was not recalled by Marcello Lippi for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa in the summer, although he suffered an injury prior to the tournament.
Even now Miccoli is not in the frame for the Italy set-up as Cesare Prandelli is reconstructing the side, and the Rosaneri star admits that he has closed the chapter on his international career.
“Another chance for Italy? After my knee operation I just need to be happy with having scored seven goals while playing so-so,” he told RadioRadio on Thursday.
“I’ve closed the book on the Italian national side and I’m not even thinking about it anymore."
Miccoli has collected just ten international caps in his career.