"I have always had two football dreams - to play for a great club and to wear the Azzurri shirt," he told the Juventus Channel.
"Thanks to Juventus, I have achieved the first and have been able to express myself at the highest level, but now I am looking for the second objective.
"What did I think of Italy-France? The lads gave us all an immense joy," he grinned.
"They did well to impose their game and started with great determination, surely more than the French.
"This motivation is the secret weapon, but we were fortunate that Holland did their bit."