Sunday September 9 2012
Udinese patron blames fixture list

Patron Giampaolo Pozzo is confident Udinese’s dismal start to the season is “down to the difficult fixture list.”

The Friulani are yet to get off the mark in Serie A after defeats to Fiorentina and Juventus, while they were eliminated by Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-offs.

“I was satisfied with the performance and you can see these are quality players who just need to settle in,” said Pozzo of Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw with Croatian side Rijeka.

“We have a good squad to draw from in both Serie A and Europe, two tough competitions that require our attention every week.

“Our start to the season has been down to the difficult fixture list. I wouldn’t get too worried right now.”