Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has paid tribute to Udinese veteran Antonio di Natale.
The 55-year-old then commented on Di Natale's form and future.
"Di Natale is an extraordinary player. I have had the honour of training him for the national team.
"He is one of those players that gives you a unique emotion. I am convinced that he will continue to play.
"He is currently one of the best strikers around."