Thursday August 7 2014
'Udinese trying to clone Di Natale!'

Andrea Stramaccioni has conceded that Udinese are trying to ‘clone’ Antonio Di Natale.

The veteran striker has been on fire in pre-season, but after reversing his decision to retire, is set to play his last campaign for the Friuli outfit this time around.

And the Zebrette Coach has admitted that the former Italy international is still integral to his plans.

“We are trying to clone him!” he told reporters. “Seriously, he is really important to this team.

“With Toto I can switch formations, styles of play, characteristics.

“We are trying a lot of different things and we hope to be unpredictable going into the new season.”

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