Saturday April 13 2013
Guidolin: 'Strong without Di Natale'

Udinese visit Parma on Sunday minus talismanic captain Antonio Di Natale, but Francesco Guidolin hopes “we can do well even without him.”

Di Natale and defender Mehdi Benatia both sit out bans at the Stadio Tardini. Click here for a match preview.

“We can do well even without Di Natale,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We all know how important he is for us, as when he’s there then everything becomes less complicated for the team.

“However, I am convinced we have what it takes to put in a good performance. If we are able to stay concentrated, attacking and positive, then we could even bring home the full three points.

“This is an opportunity for the whole squad to add points on to the table. It’s a very difficult stadium to play in, not only for us.”

It should give Luis Muriel and Maicosuel the chance to shine, as both South Americans have been inconsistent.

“Muriel just needs to prove his worth, his talent, his pace and his extraordinary ability to split defences. Clearly we all need to prove ourselves in Parma, as they are a team who transform on home turf.”

Udinese squad for Parma: Brkic, Padelli, Pawlowski; Angella, Basta, Danilo, Domizzi, Heurtaux, Gabriel Silva, Pasquale; Allan, Badu, Campos Toro, Faraoni, Lazzari, Merkel, Pereyra, Pinzi, Rodriguez; Maicosuel, Muriel, Ranegie, Zielinski