The match that Fiorentina played against Genoa will be 1 that Aquilani is not going to forget as he scored all the goals of his club rescuing 1 point for Fiorentina as the final scored displayed a 3-3 draw.
With the 2014 World Cup edging closer and closer and Italy’s midfield position being tightly battled with the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo, Alessandro Diamanti, Claudio Marchisio and Antonio Candreva all in the running to be named into the squad of the head coach Cesare Prandelli.
The hat-trick arrived in a moment that will make Prandelli re-consider his options on the midfield area of his team.
The Fiorentina player did however sustain an injury that is scheduled to be leaving him out of the playing field for 2 weeks and he has already missed out of Fiorentina’s latest Serie A match which was against Atalanta. The Italian player picked up the injury during his club’s match against Cagliari.
A club statement read: “Alberto Aquilani picked up a Grade I hamstring strain during Saturday’s match against Cagliari. He has begun a recovery program and is expected to remain sidelined for approximately two weeks’’.
On July of 2013, Mario Gomez made his move to Fiorentina but following a series of injury problems, the former Bayern Munich player has made less than 5 appearances for the Italian club but despite having been featured on such a limited amount of times, Fiorentina has managed to maintain themselves at the top 5 spots of Serie A and according to Aquilani, he is confident that they can reach their targets.
“First of all we’d like to get back into the Champions League and to achieve that we’d need to finish in the top three. The second objective is to win the Coppa Italia. We’re in the semi-final and I think we can go all the way to the end of the competition. I am convinced we can achieve both our targets.” Aquilani told TopMercato.