Thursday December 1 2011
Viola come first for Gilardino

Alberto Gilardino has insisted that he’s not thinking about a new contract or Euro 2012. “I’m just focused on Fiorentina.”

The striker’s future in Florence and in the Italian national side has been placed into some doubt over the last 18 months.

However, the former Parma and Milan centre-forward is looking to start rippling the net again with regularity after some issues with form and fitness.

“My contract renewal is not a problem right now,” said the man who is tied to the Viola until 2013. “There is plenty of time.

“My only objective presently is to start winning games with Fiorentina so that we can begin to climb the table.

“If I do well with my club then I will hopefully win my place back in the Azzurri squad, but I know that I’ll have to be at my best physically and in front of goal to do that.”

Gila, 29, has scored once in eight Serie A games so far this season. In 47 caps for his country, he has netted 13 times.

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