Tuesday, 8th January, 2013

Veteran Italian striker Antonio Di Natale has raised the prospect of him playing on until he is 40 years old.

At present Di Natale is 35, but has shown no sign of his lethal instincts in front of goal slowing down and is still netting on a more than regular basis.

Indeed, Di Natale has scored 29, 28 and 23 goals in his last three Serie A campaigns, while this season he has fired in 12 in 16 league matches, as well as scoring three times in the Europa League.

The striker’s contract with Udinese expires in 2014, but he is not thinking of leaving or quitting football, with thoughts of carrying on for as many as five more years.


"Up to 37, 38 to 40 years old, you can still play", he told RTL 102.5.

"As long as one has the head and the body to do it, he can play.

"I have a contract until 2014 and for as long as I can, I will play.

"When I stop I will be with my family and my children. I also like to coach children."

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