The 28-year-old was a key part of the Inter Milan side which won the UEFA Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles this season and from a personal perspective, winning the FIFA World Cup would be a crowning moment.
"The main objective of my career is to win a World Cup," he said. "And now I'm taking this opportunity. But of course it will not be achieved alone. Our main strength is unity. When we're together we're strong."