Sunday October 26 2014
Strama trusts in Muriel

Andrea Stramaccioni believes Luis Muriel can make his mark when Udinese host Atalanta this afternoon.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We have talked too much about the defeat to Torino, as it was balanced to a certain point and then they made the most of their strengths,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We are relaxed, we accepted the criticism and in my view are ready to move forward. Muriel has been an important player from the first day, but he had two problematic injuries and is now fully recovered.

“In this run of three games in eight days he will be very important, as will all the strikers available.

“We are working on a system that can handle Muriel and Di Natale together, but a Coach must rely on guarantees. Both Luis and Toto are forwards who love liberty to roam.”

Atalanta are fresh from their first win of the season, snatched at the 95th minute against Parma.

“They are very fast on the counter and the club specifically picked players who suit that tactic on the transfer market. They have four rapid attacking wingers, Maxi Moralez, D’Alessandro, Molina and the injured Estigarribia – who I wish a speedy recovery, by the way.

“Plus let’s not forget Denis, who is very experienced in front of goal.”

Udinese squad for Atalanta: Karnezis, Meret, Scuffet; Belmonte, Bubnjic, Danilo, Domizzi, Heurtaux, Pasquale, Piris, Widmer; Allan, Fernandes, Guilherme, Hallberg, Kone, Pinzi; Di Natale, Evangelista, Geijo, Muriel, Thereau, Zapata

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