Francesco Guidolin prepares Udinese to face Inter in the Coppa Italia tomorrow and insisted Antonio Di Natale might not be retiring yet.
The Friulani host Walter Mazzarri’s men in the Round of 16 on Thursday at 20.00 GMT. The winner of this knockout match goes on to face Milan or Spezia.
“The most important thing for us is Serie A, but clearly we’ll do everything we can to get through the Coppa Italia round too,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“I certainly won’t have many choices in attack, but I’ll be forced to make the most of what I have. Maurizio Domizzi could be available, though he needs to be evaluated in the final training session.
“I will have to watch back the game we lost to Inter in Serie A this season and understand the mistakes we shouldn’t be making again.”
The Nerazzurri visited Udine in the League on November 3 and emerged with a 3-0 victory.
Di Natale is expected to start just days after he surprisingly announced he’d be retiring at the end of the season.
“Totò has all my support. He had a moment of bitterness that prompted him to say those things, certainly down to the fact we are not having a great season.
“Straight after a match you can be feeling tense, but he must try to rediscover his sense of calm, even if I know he has some family problems right now.
“At times it would be best to count to 100 before speaking. There was no particular comment within the locker room after Totò’s declaration.”
Udinese squad for Inter: Brkic, Kelava, Scuffet; Basta, Bubnjic, Danilo, Domizzi, Douglas, Gabriel Silva, Heurtaux, Naldo, Widmer; Allan, Badu, Fernandes, Jadson, Lazzari, Mlinar, Pereyra, Pinzi; Di Natale, Maicosuel, Nico Lopez, Zielinski