Saturday September 22 2012
Guidolin: 'Udinese-Milan in same boat'

Francesco Guidolin urges Udinese to “not feel the pressure of the result” – advice he would extend to Massimiliano Allegri’s Milan tomorrow.

These two sides have started the season very badly, as the Rossoneri have one point from three home games in all competition, while the Friulani have failed to win any of their five official outings. Click here for a match preview.

“The head is very important in these situations. At times the tension can be good for you and fire you up, so it will be necessary for us to be ready in terms of concentration and determination,” warned Guidolin.

“Milan are a side who have performed much better than their results would suggest.

“We are all in the same boat. We’ve got to have great determination and approach the game in the right way. We have to be ready and do not have time to feel fatigue. It’d be better if we do not feel the pressure of the result.”

This week the Udinese boss said it was unfair that Allegri is considered to be on the verge of dismissal.

“I don’t know what precisely Allegri is going through. I expressed my solidarity and respect for him, but I am worried only about Udinese’s problems.

“Last season we were a different side. The squad has changed and naturally it takes time to make it work, but we do not have time because we face a tough fixture list and the Europa League.

“Our objective must be to pick up points that can help us achieve safety.”

Maurizio Domizzi misses out on Sunday’s match with Milan due to a muscular strain, but goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic returns.

Udinese squad for Milan: Brkic, Padelli, Pawlowski; Angella, Armero, Basta, Benatia, Coda, Danilo, Gabriel Silva, Heurtaux, Pasquale; Allan, Badu, Faraoni, Pereyra, Pinzi, Willians; Barreto, Di Natale, Fabbrini, Maicosuel, Ranegie