Udinese midfielder Bruno Fernandes has urged Antonio di Natale to rethink his retirement decision.
The striker intends to hang up the boots at the end of this season.
â€śHis decision to leave football came at a difficult moment for the team,â€ť Fernandes told the agency Lusa.
â€śNow however things are going well and I hope he will reconsider. I would like to see him back out there on the pitch next season. Itâ€™s strange to think he might leave at the end of the season.
â€śLosing a player of his class and quality really would be a blow.
â€śWith his experience his is an important reference point for us players.
â€śHe helps us and gives us advice. Even when I wasnâ€™t playing much he helped me learn how to shoot and helped me study goalkeepersâ€™ positions.â€ť