Tuesday, 22 June 2010

[WC2010] Gilardino looking forward

Italy striker Alberto Gilardino claims the Azzurri must look forward after their poor start to the World Cup.

Marcello Lippi's men have only managed 1-1 draws in both their games against Paraguay and New Zealand, and need a win against Slovakia to make sure of qualification.

Another draw would be sufficient if Paraguay beat the All Whites, but Italy will be desperate to get three points on the board in Group F.

Fiorentina striker Gilardino says his team must look forward, despite their disappointing start.

"The important thing is to look forward not back," Gilardino said. "The possibility to go through is there just as our will to win.

"In our first two games, we wanted to create something important but we were not able to do so.

"Paraguay and New Zealand didn't cause much danger to us but we still failed to make the most of our chances.

"The will is there but the problem is that we are lacking ideas."

On the surprising campaign so far, he added: "I didn't expect it to turn out like it did.

"But if we want to progress to the next round, we have to do much more, otherwise, it is right that we go home."

Source: Sky Sports

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