Genoa coach Gasperini backs Borriello for Euros

Genoa coach Gianpiero Gasperini is backing Marco Borriello to gatecrash Italy's Euro2008 squad.

He said: "Borriello has scored some fantastic goals, many of them from outside the box.

"This is an exceptional campaign for him. I hope he can crown it by winning the Capocannoniere crown and becoming part of Italy's squad for the European Championships."

On securing Borriello outright from AC Milan in the summer, Gasperini wasn't so sure.

He added: "I don't know if I'll have him in my team next year. I do know that this is not the right time to be thinking about that."

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