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Saturday November 5 2011
Guidolin calls 'the real Udinese'

Francesco Guidolin wants to see “the real Udinese” against Siena, not the side that was thrashed 4-0 by Atletico Madrid.

The Friulani were punished for fielding a second string squad in Thursday's Europa League fixture and suffered a humiliating defeat.

“We have got to react and that means playing like the real Udinese, therefore as a hard-working unit,” said the Coach.

Despite that setback and last week's 2-0 loss to Napoli, Guidolin's men are still doing well.

“If they had told us that after a quarter of a season Udinese would be in second place in Serie A and joint top of the Europa League group, we'd have been overjoyed.

“We must always keep in mind the context of our results. We got back from Madrid on Friday and had to very quickly prepare for this next match. I'd have preferred another day to rest, which is why I would encourage some Serie A games on a Monday.”

Siena are also flying high, as the newly promoted Tuscans are in seventh place.

“They are compact and organised, always do the right thing in an effective manner and have some excellent individuals,” continued Guidolin.

“I worked with Franco Brienza at Palermo and wanted to do more with him, while Mattia Destro is growing and Emanuele Calaiò is a quality centre-forward.

“As for Udinese, we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if Antonio Di Natale and Mehdi Benatia are available.”

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