Saturday March 9 2013
Guidolin: 'Udinese were naive'

Francesco Guidolin refused to comment on the red card, but said Udinese “were naive and lack experience” after the draw with Roma.

Luis Muriel cancelled out an Erik Lamela strike for the 1-1 result, though Thomas Heurtaux received a straight red card for his tackle on Alessandro Florenzi.

“I don’t want to comment on individual incidents,” said the Coach when asked about that dismissal.

“I am satisfied with the spirit shown by my team, as we never give in. We started well, then ran into some difficulties and went a goal down.

“My players were naive and lack experience, but the team unity has enabled us to have a good season. Muriel is adapting to the role of support striker, he is a talent and we want to help him grow.”

This match was billed as the battle between the grand old men of calcio, yet Antonio Di Natale and Francesco Totti were not on target.

“They are both great champions. Totti is very intelligent on a tactical level and of course has two extraordinary feet.”