Tuesday February 4 2014
Gilardino: My future? We'll see

Alberto Gilardino says he is committed to Genoa until at least the summer, with ‘time to plan for the future’.

The striker returned to the Grifoni last summer after a season on loan at Bologna and has since been continually linked with a more permanent exit from Marassi.

However, on from seeing the winter transfer window close last week, the 31-year-old is clam over his future.

“There has been a lot spoken about me, I’m used to it, but I spoke with President [Enrico] Preziosi in August,” Gilardino has told SportMediaset this week.

“There is trust and I will stay here until June. I have three more years on my contract, so there is time to plan for the future.

“In the summer, we shall see.

“The World Cup? I am thinking about it, I feel good and I will fight to earn a place.”

Gilardino was talking after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria in the Derby della Lanterna.

“We did not play the first half as we had prepared, but in the second half we had several chances.

“It’s a shame to lose and we are sorry for our fans. Now we will work with an eye on Livorno to bring home three points, our goal is survival.”