Future Not On Del Piero's Mind
Alessandro Del Piero is in no rush to finalise his Sydney FC future as he focuses on improving the team's dismal form.
Last Updated: 26/12/12 9:01am
Del Piero's stay in the harbour city beyond this term is still unclear, with the Sky Blues yet to decide whether they will take up the option of a second year for the 38-year-old striker.
The former Italy international has been a shining light in what has been a poor campaign for the two-time champions, who are bottom of the standings with just three wins from 12 games.
Del Piero is loving life in Sydney, but wants to put contract talks aside to focus on hauling the team up the table.
"I have spent a really good time here," the 2006 World Cup winner said.
"We have time to discuss that but at the moment the best thing for me, the club, the players and everyone is to concentrate on the games.
"We have to worry about this next period because it's very difficult for us and we have to put all our energy, mental and physical, into it.
"I'm not worried about other things. I'm really enjoying it... but now have to win a couple more games for more enjoyment."
Asked when he hoped to have his future resolved, Del Piero said: "Everything is clear for me and the club.
"We can do it earlier than what we think, but the contract is not a stress for me.
"I'm really happy to be here. I want to put all my knowledge and heart into this at the moment and not to talk about (a new deal)."
The Sky Blues are six points adrift of the finals spots ahead of a tough three-game stretch which starts against league leaders Central Coast at Allianz Stadium on Thursday.
Tough away trips against Adelaide and Perth all follow within 10 days in a period that is likely to define the club's season.