Wednesday March 27 2013
Bonaventura has Azzurri dream

Atalanta revelation Giacomo Bonaventura has admitted that he has hopes of playing for the Italian international side.

The 23-year-old has been in great form this season which has seen his name linked with a possible first call-up to the Giro Azzurro.

“It’s obvious that I’d like to be part of the national set-up,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia on Wednesday afternoon.

“However, the national team is more of a dream for me than an obsession…”

Bonaventura is another successful product of the Atalanta youth system and he’s thanked the club for their education.

“I owe a lot to Atalanta, they have a fantastic youth sector,” he added. “Had I grown up at another club then I doubt I would have made my debut in Serie A at the age of 18.

“This club gives its kids visibility.”

Bonaventura has played for Italy at Under-19 and U-20 level.

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