Genoa defender Bocchetti thrilled with Italy call-up
"This selection represents the realisation of a dream," the Naples native told Radio Kiss Kiss.
"It is a reward for all the sacrifices I have made since I was a child."
Bocchetti has been linked with a transfer to hometown team Napoli in recent weeks.
"It could be another dream to play for my city's team, but my present is Genoa. I am happy here and I want to stay," he said.