Di Natale relishing Italy recall
Antonio Di Natale insists he is ready to give "100%" for Italy this summer after his recall to the squad for Euro 2012.
The Udinese forward has not played for the national side since the 2010 World Cup but has earned a recall for next month's tournament in Poland and Ukraine. It is the first time he has been selected by current Italy coach Cesare Prandelli. With Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi out injured and Milan star Antonio Cassano inching his way back to fitness following heart surgery, Di Natale feels there is an opening in Prandelli's first team alongside Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. "I am back in the national team after two years in which this squad has taken shape and done well," said Di Natale, who hit 23 goals in 36 games for Udinese this season. "I'm at the disposal of the coach and I hope to do well. I have a lot of experience which may be of use. I'm a stronger player now than in the past and I want to give 100 per cent. "Although Balotelli, Cassano and myself have never been used together, I think we can co-exist. We're all here for Prandelli."