Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin hails Zdenek Zeman as “a master” whose Roma are becoming more dangerous as his philosophy adapts.
The Friulani visit the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening in what is traditionally a fixture packed with goals and surprises. Click here for a match preview.
“We must face Roma like we would any other big team. I consider Zeman to be a master, but the less Zeman-style this side gets, the more dangerous and unpredictable it becomes.
“There is more space for individual creativity from players like Francesco Totti, a sign of intelligence by the Coach.”
Udinese were crushed 3-1 in the Europa League on Thursday by Swiss outfit Young Boys, losing Mehdi Benatia to injury too.
“On Thursday we got everything wrong and I take full responsibility. Dusan Basta is not fit yet, so it’ll take a miracle to see him on the field. We have to get right back on track and remember qualification is still possible.
“Against Roma we have to put in a super-performance to get a positive result. I have 22 players at my disposal, so will not complain about absentees.”
Udinese squad for Roma: Brkic, Padelli, Pawlowski; Angella, Armero, Berra, Coda, Domizzi, Gabriel Silva, Heurtaux; Allan, Badu, Faraoni, Lazzari, Pereyra, Willians; Barreto, Fabbrini, Di Natale, Maicosuel, Ranegie, Zielinski