Francesco Guidolin tells Udinese to “watch out for the new Genoa” and tries not to think about the many absentees.
The Friulani go into the next month without Mehdi Benatia, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Badu due to the Africa Cup of Nations.
“We must not let ourselves get affected by those who are not here. Instead we ought to give our best in training and the match situation, looking to the present and battling for every ball,” said the Coach.
“Let’s not forget that we are facing a Genoa side that wants to do well in the first home game under new tactician Pasquale Marino.
“We’ve got to watch out for the new Genoa, as the Coach isn’t the only novelty. They also have new and important players like Alberto Gilardino and Davide Biondini.”
The Friulani crashed out of the Coppa Italia midweek with a shock home defeat against Chievo.
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