Francesco Guidolin has told his Udinese men to treat today's Milan match “like the Final of the Champions League.”
The Friulani visit the Serie A leaders this afternoon and hope to end their poor record at San Siro.
“Up until this moment we have received many compliments for our performances away from home, but I'd like to get a result to show for it,” said the Coach.
“Let us not forget, though, that we are facing Milan, who in my view are the strongest and most complete side in Serie A. They must be the prime candidates for the Scudetto.
“This is why I tell my players that we must step on to the field with the bit between our teeth, treating it like the Final of the Champions League.”
Giampaolo Pinzi is suspended, joining the injured Dusan Basta and Damiano Ferronetti on the sidelines.
Guidolin looks set to adopt a 3-5-2 system with Alexis Sanchez partnering Antonio Di Natale.
“We undoubtedly play better with this tactic and everyone is in their natural role. This is the first thing a Coach must look to.”