The ex-Inter full-back received his first international call-up for 20 months for his country's friendly match against France on Wednesday.
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He told the club's official website: "I am so happy because it has been a really long time since I was in the senior international team.
"It will be really nice, especially if I play against my friend Yohan. Even though it is a friendly, we want to win and I am excited for the match and to see all my friends from Italy.
"But I want to come back from the game and then get a win for Newcastle against Swansea.
"My team is Newcastle and I want to win games here first of all. If we are winning and I am playing well, then I will hopefully continue to make the Italy squad."