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The snubbed Rossoneri forward has taken a swipe at the ex-Azzurri coach...

Milan striker Marco Borriello has criticised former Italy coach Marcello Lippi in the press following the side's humiliating World Cup 2010 exit. La Nazionale made a stunning group stage exit at the competition, although Borriello did not take part, being cut at the final hurdle by the former Juventus tactician.

"Unfortunately there was no enthusiasm from the outset. people did not recognise Italy and maybe Lippi should have listented to them more," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It’s especially galling, as afterwards it became clear that the decisions had already been made beforehand. There was no great difference in quality between those who went to South Africa and who stayed behind.

"The inclusion of Antonio Cassano and [Mario] Balotelli might have given us the necessary boost."

Borriello was asked if Cassano could be a potential heir to Ronaldinho, who is linked with a summer move elsewhere, at the San Siro.

"I've played with Cassano at various levels for the Azzurri and I have always foudn him very well. He is a Milan-type player," he continued, but reports continue to insists that the Bari-born star will remain with the Blucerchiati.

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