The country is expected to announce the team for the 2018 World Cup, according to an article in the Italian newspaper Il Giornale.
“I’m happy that the team I am playing for is one that is not a team from the North, not a squad from the South,” the 30-year-old midfielder said.
“I want to play for the national team and I want to get to Brazil.
That’s why I want the chance to play.”
The Italian national team has a strong history in the first division.
In the mid-1980s, it won the Italian Cup after finishing fourth.
In 1991, it was ranked sixth in the world.
The current national team, coached by coach Cesare Prandelli, was formed in 2016 by the former champions Roma, who won the Serie A title in 2012 and again in 2017.
Prandelli is currently out of work and the team is yet to make a competitive start to the new campaign.
Ancelotti, the coach of Italy’s under-23 team, also spoke about the team’s performance in 2018.
“We know the team will not be very strong but I’m not so worried about the result,” he said.
Italy have only played one friendly match this year, a 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in Bruges.
They will face Germany in Berlin on Friday and face Ecuador on Saturday.