In an interview with the Independent, the Juventus player, currently in South Africa with Italy, also admitted he is a big fan of English football.
"I see similarities in my game with Vidic - I like him so much," the 25-year-old said. "I think he is one of the best defenders, if not the best, in the world. In some attributes and style we are certainly similar.
"Of course John Terry is one of the best but I am more similar to Vidic than to Terry, and Vidic is more similar to me than Terry. I think Terry is a little bit different to us," he said.