Friday August 9 2013
Guidolin: Slovan will be tough

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin says he doesn’t know too much about the way Europa League opponents Slovan Liberec currently play.

“We are going to start observing them from now on in order to collect as much information as possible so that we are fully prepared,” the tactician told the Udinese website.

“What we do know is that the level of difficulty goes up,” he continued after the Stadio Friuli outfit were paired with the Czechs.

“We will face a team which plays in a high-level League who, in the past, have won championships and national Cups.

“They are a very prepared side.

“They even played an interesting match against Milan in 2002, which has to make us aware of who we are dealing with.

“After winning the first leg 1-0, Milan lost 2-1 in Liberec and qualified for the Champions League group stage with difficulty.

“If we want to qualify for the group stages then we must win both matches. The important thing is to do our best.”

Udinese will host their opponents on August 22, with the return set for seven days later.

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