Monday October 1 2012
Gilardino eyes Azzurri recall

Alberto Gilardino is thinking about a return to the Italian national side after his bright start to life at Bologna.

The 2006 World Cup winner joined the Rossoblu on transfer deadline day after a tough six months at Genoa.

In five Serie A games for the Stadio Dall’Ara outfit so far this term, the 30-year-old has scored five goals.

“I want to give my best for this club and I would be happy if I was to then be called up into the national side,” he stated.

“I would like to wear the blue shirt of Italy again, but it is not just down to me.”

Gila, 17 goals in 47 caps, hasn’t played for his country since a 2-0 loss to the Republic of Ireland in June 2011.

Gilardino is currently on loan at Bologna, but a firm decision on his future could be just a few months away.

“I’m only here on a temporary basis from Genoa right now,” he continued. “We’ll see what happens between the two clubs in January, but I’m happy here.”

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