Udinese veteran Maurizio Domizzi has also warned overweight striker Luis Muriel that “it all depends on him now.”
Muriel scored four goals in a pre-season friendly, but was still lambasted by Coach Francesco Guidolin for his lack of fitness.
“There’s little we can do to help him. It all depends on him now,” added teammate Domizzi when asked about Muriel.
Guidolin was very harsh on the Colombian player who spent last season on loan at Lecce.
“First of all I must say that Muriel needs to lose weight, at least five kilograms before speaking with me,” the tactician told reporters.
“He must discover the silhouette of an athlete. To be at the top and in order to be considered an athlete then you must have the physique and you must work hard.”
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