Udinese director Gino Pozzo insists his club are following the Barcelona model to success.
The Friuli-based outfit stunned everyone on Sunday with a 7-0 win away to Palermo in Serie A.
Udinese have yet to suffer defeat in 2011 and currently lie fifth in the table.
"You define it as phenomenal," Pozzo said. "In reality we have been working in a determined manner for a long time.
"The Udinese of today is the only team in Italy to adopt the football philosophy of Spain in the sense that we try to privilege the technical qualities, which allow us to develop a style of play that makes the difference. A little like what is happening at Barca who are the No 1 team in the world.
"What has been verified in Palermo is an exceptionally positive fact because victories of this nature away from home have not been seen for more than 50 years."