Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin doesn’t believe opponents Milan will be preoccupied by next week’s Barcelona clash on Saturday.
“Milan are Milan,” the tactician stated ahead of the San Siro tie. “They will be determined to trouble us.
“We know it is going to be a tough match and the Rossoneri are focused on just this fixture.
“They won't be distracted by the Champions League because they haven't spoken a single word about it lately.
“They are focused and determined to win. As for us, we can't feel content with our performances in away games so far – we need something more.”
Udinese have lost all three games away from the Stadio Friuli in 2013-14.
“We know we need to do better and I expect Udinese to be courageous,” he added.
It’s unclear whether promising striker Luis Muriel will be handed a starting shirt by the former Parma and Palermo boss.
“We’ve been working without him because he only arrived back here last night. I will consider every possibility and I'll take my time to make the right choice.
“All of the players who were away on international duty have come back. Some of them played more, some less, but there are no problems.”
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