Geona midfielder Andrea Bertolacci has claimed he is focused on his club form, not forcing his way into the Italian national team squad.
The 22-year-old was an integral part of the Grifone starting XI last term and has already made four appearances for the Azzurrini.
However, the former Roma man has insisted that he just wants to do well for the Marassi side.
“I like the role the Coach is giving me,” he told reporters. “Liverani is playing in the centre of the pitch, in the heart of the game.
“My future with the Azzurri depends on how I do for Genoa.
“At the moment, Genoa is my national team.”
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