Francesco Guidolin tells Udinese to “forget about Anfield” and get ready for battle against Napoli on Sunday night.
The Friulani are still buzzing from a remarkable 3-2 victory away to Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.
That was only their second win in all competition so far this season, but a massive confidence-booster.
“We must dive straight back into our ‘reality,’ which is the fact we are not in a comfortable position in the Serie A table and are facing a very strong team who are targeting the Scudetto.”
While Udinese triumphed on Thursday night, Napoli were demolished 3-0 by PSV Eindhoven.
“I believe Walter Mazzarri when he says that they are putting more effort into one competition. Napoli feel this can be their season to fight to the very end for the Scudetto. That will only increase our problems tomorrow, as they are concentrated and fresher than we are thanks to their squad rotation.
“We have to turn the page straight away and know we must continue to stay concentrated, cohesive, generous and helpful to each other. We cannot possibly be sated by the win at Liverpool.”
Antonio Di Natale was dropped last week due to a locker room row, but could well be rested on Sunday evening after playing almost a full match at Anfield.
“I haven’t got much time to decide, but I can say our morale is high and we do not feel tired.”
Udinese squad for Napoli: Brkic, Padelli, Favaro; Angella, Armero, Benatia, Coda, Danilo, Domizzi, Gabriel Silva, Heurtaux, Pasquale; Allan, Faraoni, Lazzari, Pereyra, Pinzi, Willians; Barreto, Fabbrini, Di Natale, Maicosuel, Ranegie
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