Sunday February 3 2013
Guidolin: 'Udinese had earned a point'

Francesco Guidolin can’t help but feel bitter after Udinese lost 2-1 to Milan with a bad penalty decision in stoppages. “It’s not the first time it has happened.”

The Friulani were 1-1 at San Siro when Thomas Heurtaux appeared to get the ball in a tackle on Stephan El Shaarawy, but the referee pointed to the spot and Mario Balotelli converted with the last kick of the game.

“It’s not the first time it has happened in my life as a Coach. These things happen and there’s nothing we can say,” mused Guidolin.

“We were all relaxed seeing the challenge, but when the referee pointed towards the spot I knew we could drop a point that we had deserved.

“Just as we can make mistakes, so can the referee. We had played a good game, although we allowed Milan too many counter-attacks in the first half.

“We improved after the break and equalised, creating a few more positive situations. Milan were struggling and we were controlling against one of the best sides in Serie A right now.

“To get points sometimes you only need an individual moment of magic, but to bring consistency to a team you need performances and in that sense we sent out good signals today.

“We go home with some regret, but from Tuesday will get back to work.”

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