West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna has cheeky message on Twitter for Italy coach

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The Italian had a message for Antonio Conte as he looks to end his absence from national selection.

West Ham United have been in excellent form this season and much of that form is down to some shrewd recruitment in the summer.

The club of course brought in star player Dimitri Payet, but the impact of Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna cannot go unnoticed.

He was signed from Juventus in a deal reported by the BBC to be worth around £10 million.

He has since gone on to feature 20 times for the club this season and even found the back of the net with a crucial header to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

His form will, he hopes, be catching the attention of his national team boss Antonio Conte.

He posted this cheeky photo and message for the Italy head coach on his Twitter account yesterday:

Ogbonna currently has 10 caps for the Italian national team, after making his debut in 2011. However he last played for Italy back in October 2014 as a late substitute against Malta and has not been in contention for some time.

Hopefully the West Ham player can catch the eye of Conte and get his chance to shine in the European Championships this summer.

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