Udinese Coach Stefano Colantuono talks tactics ahead of Milan: 'They'll have to sweat for it'.
The Zebrette are going through a difficult moment, having picked up only two points in their last five games. As they prepare to face Milan at San Siro tomorrow at 14:00 GMT, Colantuono worries their mentality could fail them.
“Our form didn't decline in the second half against Empoli [last Wednesday], we just didn't do what we were supposed to,” he said in today's Press conference.
“Against Lazio [0-0] and Empoli [1-1] the effects of the three consecutive defeats were keenly felt. We became afraid to win our games.
“This is what things are like at the moment, and it made the team more tense in these second halves.”
The 53-year-old then discussed his plans to confront the Rossoneri.
“Milan force you to play low, but when you get a chance, you must know how to come forwards.
“You need to stay compact and then sting them as soon as possible. We face them while they're in a moment of great form.
“Against Palermo they played wonderfully and they're a great team. We can't expect to play with a four-man defence without having worked on it over the week.
“I can't say what [Milan Coach Sinisa] Mihajlovic will do tomorrow, he's the only one who gets to choose which Rossoneri will play.
“The game's degree of difficulty is alike to that of any away game in Italy. If you don't play it just right, you lose it, all the more so against a team like Milan, that was built for the higher parts of the standings.
“But this argument cuts both ways. Milan will have to play and sweat for it, because we'll do everything we can to put them in trouble.”