Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin says anyone believing Antonio Di Natale would not have done well at a bigger club is very wrong.
The 36-year-old has been with the Bianconeri for the last decade but the tactician has no doubts that the player would have been able to raise his game, especially in Spain.
“Di Natale? His choice was a life choice,” Guidolin told the press today. “He is one of the very top players in terms of having pure class.
“Whoever says he wouldn’t have done well at a big club is badly mistaken. In Spain he would have scored at least 25 goals a season.”
The 58-year-old then commented on young goalkeeping prodigy Simone Scuffet and his side’s season overall.
“I decided that Scuffet would start at Bologna in his first game within five seconds.
“I had doubts about Brkic but when he got injured I made the decision.
“Scuffet is polite, modest and is calm and collected. Di Iori, my Goalkeeping Coach and great friend, has helped a lot too.
“We are a long way from trouble now, we hope we can finish the season well.
“Our elimination in the Europa League to Slovan was very negative. It was the most incredible game of my career.”
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