Francesco Guidolin reveals he “dreams of Europe every night” as Udinese face a must-win early game with Sampdoria.
The Stadio Friuli hosts the 11.30am UK time kick-off (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.
“I am trying to help my team qualify for Europe, which would be like a Scudetto for us,” said the Coach.
“With two weeks left in the season, we are still up there. I dream of Europe every night and that dream won’t finish this weekend no matter what happens, but we want to keep stoking that fire.
“It’s easy to think about it, but getting there is another matter entirely.”
Andrea Lazzari is out injured, but Mathias Ranegie and Alexander Merkel are back in the squad.
Udinese squad for Sampdoria: Brkic, Padelli, Pawlowski; Angella, Basta, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, Heurtaux, Gabriel Silva, Pasquale; Allan, Badu, Campos Toro, Faraoni, Merkel, Pereyra, Pinzi, Rodriguez; Di Natale, Muriel, Maicosuel, Ranegie, Zielinski
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.