Udinese boss Guidolin admits matchwinner Di Natale toyed with emotions

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin admits Antonio di Natale toyed with his emotions over his matchwinning penalty against AS Roma. Roma let slip a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Udinese yesterday.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin admits Antonio di Natale toyed with his emotions over his matchwinning penalty against AS Roma.

Roma let slip a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Udinese yesterday.

It was decided by a late Di Natale penalty, but the captain chose to chip it – the same style that saw Maicosuel’s effort saved in the Champions League preliminary round shoot-out with Braga in August.

“Obviously I didn’t know Toto’ was going to take it like that, but when I saw the ball in the net I celebrated.

“I took a long time to accept the Braga result, because I believe I’ll never reach the Champions League again. Losing that opportunity really hurt me, but an intelligent person must look forward. I will admit for a few days I didn’t even want to hear the name Maicosuel! Then I realised these things can happen and he’s doing great work for us.”

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