Date: 6th March 2015 at 2:23pm
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Palermo player Franco Vazquez has stated that he has dreams of playing for the Italian national team in the near future.

In a recent interview, the Argentina born 26-year-old has expressed his happiness about how well things are going at the Rosanero, as well as discussing his decision to choose Italy over Argentina.

“This is the best moment of my career,” said Vazquez to Radio Continental.

“The president Zamparini [Maurizio] believes in me and he wants to renew my contract.

“I enjoy the confidence that the coach [Giuseppe Iachini] instills in us as well as the atmosphere within the squad.”

Vazquez then continued, discussing why he is willing to play for the Azzurri rather than the country where he grew up.

“Soon the Italian squad will be named for the upcoming European qualifiers and I hope that my name will be there.

“The simple fact that Antonio Conte [coach of Italy] has been following my games gives me a huge sense of pride. He knows that I have an Italian passport and that I have a desire to play.

“However, despite my decision to choose Italy, I will never forget Argentina. I was born and raised there and it’s important for me to never forget my roots.

“I have already decided to end my career at Belgrano [Vazquez’sĀ first ever club, based in Argentina].

Vazquez has had an impressive season so far and has struck up a impressive partnership with attacking counterpart Paulo Dybala. In 24 appearances he has scored seven goals and assisted nine.