Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin says he'll be counting on Antonio di Natale for the remainder of the season.
Di Natale announced his retirement yesterday.
â€śI have learned that now in the Press room,â€ť Guidolin said. â€śItâ€™s definitely a moment of discouragement after losing a game like this, at such a delicate moment.
â€śI donâ€™t know what else to say because I have not spoken with Toto or anyone else.
â€śIn a moment of bitterness though, there are things that go through your head that you donâ€™t want to say.
â€śI see Toto every day, and at the moment he is perhaps not going through on goal with the usual ease. But that happens to all big players â€“ which is what he remains.
â€śWe need him from here on out. Itâ€™s a complicated season. I will try to change his mind.â€ť