Italy coach Prandelli says he'll recall Udinese veteran Di Natale

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli intends to recall Udinese striker Antonio di Natale.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli intends to recall Udinese striker Antonio di Natale.

Prandelli confirmed that in light of long-term injuries to Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi, his consideration of other options includes the 34-year-old.

“When you have to change course, you look for different players who can provide continuity over time, and then assess those who helped with qualification.

“For Di Natale it is a different matter - for the third consecutive year he could reach the heights of realisation.

“I have a wide choice in attack, but currently only [Mario] Balotelli is fine. In February for the friendly with the U.S. I will call up Di Natale.

“I’m curious to see him with Balotelli. Both are points of movement and can run like Rossi and Cassano.”

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