Udinese beat Milan only two days ago, but Coach Francesco Guidolin is looking at tomorrow's game against Torino as a relegation battle. Click here for a match preview.
The Zebrette defeated the Rossoneri 2-1 on Sunday, but haven’t played against Il Toro in Serie A since losing 1-0 in 2009, and Guidolin knows it won’t be an easy assignment.
“Torino is a tricky team, a good team with good players and led by one of the best Coaches,” he said in a press conference. “Also, they have the spirit of being newly promoted.
“Tomorrow will be very difficult and important. We are playing against a good team, and remember, it is the third game in six days. We however must be ready, seasoned and well organized because there are relegation safety points on offer.”
Udinese drew with Anzhi last week in the Europa League before facing Milan three days later.
Guidolin is likely to welcome back Dusan Basta and Andrea Lazzari for tomorrow's match, though Maurizio Domizzi is still sidelined.
Strikers Antonio Di Natale and Mathias Ranegie featured in both games, but Guidolin wouldn’t be drawn on whether they’d be rested.
“What I like about my team is it has trained in so many ways and I think we can change the system depending on the situation or the opponent. With Torino we need to make assessments of a certain type from a tactical point of view.”
While recommending a bright future for Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra, Guidolin said 26-year-old Brazilians Maicosuel and Willians were behind in their development having only arrived at the club in the summer.
“You can think that the adjustment to a new team is easier for an older boy, but there are cases where the integration process follows the same path as that of a youngster.
“It takes a little patience, to make them feel important. Those two players are behind the others in terms of professional integration.”
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