Gudmunsson: “I dreamed of the Premier League, but I like Serie A. Great-grandfather, former Arsenal? Yes, but also Milan…”

“As a child I dreamed of reaching the Premier League, but since playing here I’ve changed my mind a bit, because I like being in Italy so much.” Word of Albert GudmundssonIcelandic striker and prized piece of the Genoa on the market. Interviewed by Sportweekspoke like this about his future, which may not yet be in the rossoblù: “The Premier League would mean a new experience, in football and in life, after having lived and played in Holland and Italy. Serie A has matured me, and I feel that it can still give me a lot in this sense, because you play difficult football, both tactical and physical, which however makes you a complete player from every point of view.”

It depends on the coach. During the interview given to the Saturday insert of La Gazzetta dello SportGudmundsson has repeatedly underlined the importance of a coach like Gilardino, who gave him so much freedom: “When we have the ball he makes me look for spaces to attack on my own. Therefore, making me decide will not be so much a question of championship, how much of what the possible new coach will ask me.”

Your great-grandfather (Albert Guðmundsson, ed.) played for Arsenal. Would it be the closing of the circle?
“For that matter, my grandfather also played for Milan, but that doesn’t mean I’m a Milan or Arsenal fan. My grandfather’s story, however, remains a good story, yes.”