AC Milan striker Alessandro Matri is convinced his move will earn him a World Cup place with Italy.

Matri left Juventus for Milan last month.

I do dream of the national side," admitted the 29-year-old. "And I want to give it a go. Doing well for my club will only increase my chances of convincing boss Cesare Prandelli.

"I want to be an important player and I want to assume my responsibilities in this Milan side, a club where I was born and grew up in footballing terms.

"I always work hard to demonstrate my qualities."

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