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Saturday April 23 2011
Guidolin has faith in Di Natale

Francesco Guidolin faces his former club Parma and hints at the return to fitness of Udinese's two star strikers.

The Friulani are very much in the hunt for a Champions League spot and achieved a shock 2-1 win away to Napoli last week despite missing Antonio Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez.

“So far the lads have kept the right attitude. Don't forget in Week 7 we were bottom of the table and now we're challenging for Europe,” said the Coach.

“I think that I could field Di Natale. He hasn't trained much recently, but is a world class player who can always be decisive. The important thing is he doesn't feel pain in that ankle.”

Sanchez has recovered from his injury and is also set to start, though Guidolin is very familiar with his opponents, having been at the helm of Parma last season.

“We are facing a strong side motivated by the recent change of management and their victory over Inter. We've got to stay alert.

“Amauri had fitness problems at Juventus, but if on form then he is a top player. He was devastating with me at Palermo and if we'd had him for the entire season then we would have qualified for the Champions League.

“Unfortunately he had those injuries and only played 18 of the 38 games.”

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