Thursday April 7 2011
Di Natale grateful to Montella

Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale is looking forward to seeing Roma boss Vincenzo Montella this weekend even if it is in the heat of battle.

Montella spent five years at Empoli and played a big part in the young Di Natale's career.

"There are many memories," he said. "But what counts is that I will always be grateful to Vincenzo for having been close to me when I arrived in Empoli.

"Seeing him again will be a great feeling. He is an exceptional guy.

"Roma and Lazio are our competitors for the Champions League and we are conscious that for us Saturday's match is like a Final for fourth place."

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