Ghana international, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has revealed that former Udinese Calcio teammates Antonio Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez improved his working ethics at the club.
Badu, 30 joined the Serie A side in the 2009/2010 season after winning the U – 20 World Cup with Ghana.
Despite struggling to get enough time at the club, the former Asante Kotoko midfielder admitted that the commitment to professionalism and greatness by both of his senior colleagues influenced his own approach to the game.
“Alexis is a very intelligent player who works very hard, you go to training and he and Di Natale will be at the gym,” he said on Citi TV.
“If training starts at 3pm they will be in the gym at 2pm getting work done.
“I learnt a lot from them, especially the fact that what the coach teaches on the field alone cannot make you a great player.
“You need to add a lot to it on your own,” he added.
Badu is currently a free agent after last playing for Hellas Verona.
Source: Modern Ghana