Francesco Guidolin has warned Udinese “the second leg will be even tougher” in the Champions League tussle with Arsenal.
The Friulani lost 1-0 at the Emirates, but hit the woodwork with Antonio Di Natale and had numerous scoring opportunities, so qualification is wide open for next Wednesday's decider.
“The second leg will be even tougher, because we have to score and maintain our balance, knowing we cannot leave space at the back for opponents who can hurt us with their pace,” said the Coach.
“We have to do everything well and have a little bit of luck on top of that.”
Antonio Floro Flores should recover in time for the game, but Maurizio Domizzi remains in doubt.
Guidolin had to use a brand new defensive line-up in London and his side is struggling for an identity after selling Alexis Sanchez, Gokhan Inler and Cristian Zapata this summer.
“We worked for 50 days to prepare this two-legged tie. Will it be enough? I don't know, but it didn't frighten me to start with a new group of players and has never caused me to be apprehensive.
“A Coach has to deal with the players at his disposal and I never had problems investigating new tactical avenues.
“We will face Arsenal with all our virtues and try to hide our defects.”