The Viola man has been included in the Azzurri's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
"The national team has been a goal for Alberto ever since he arrived in Florence," Franco Zavaglia told Radio Blu.
"And he knows that this season will be a very important one for him. Last season went well, but Alberto hopes this year will be even better.
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