Antonio Di Natale refused to answer questions on being frozen out of the Udinese squad, but he’s back tomorrow against Liverpool.
The striker was dropped from the squad for Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Genoa following a locker-room row. Coach Francesco Guidolin later revealed the argument was not with him, but would not name the other party involved.
“I am thinking only about tomorrow and will not answer questions on anything else, especially that subject,” said Di Natale in the Press conference.
“For us playing in a stadium like Anfield Road will be a wonderful experience in a fantastic atmosphere and I think it might be my last chance to give my best in a game of this level. It’s one of the most important stages in European football.
“Fabio Borini is a talent and already impressed at Roma last season. He is the future of the Italy attack.
“We hope to play well and bring home a good result, which means making the most of those chances that Liverpool allow.”
The Friulani were meant to be in the Champions League, but lost the play-off to Sporting Braga on penalties and have won only one official game all season.
“For two years in a row we finished in the top spots, fourth and then third, something that had never happened before in Udine. Now the recompense for those efforts is the chance to play in places like Liverpool,” continued Di Natale.
“We cannot do any more than that. Am I worried by the responsibility of getting the goals? I’m not the only one who scores for Udinese. Besides, I take a while to warm up, like a diesel engine.”