Sunday February 8 2015
Stramaccioni: 'Harsh on Udinese'

Andrea Stramaccioni felt Udinese’s 3-1 defeat at Napoli was “excessively harsh” and they “played better in the first half.”

The Friulani had fought back from 2-0 down, but Cyril Thereau put through his own net.

“I think Udinese played better than Napoli in the first half, so going 2-0 behind was undeserved and losing 3-1 excessively harsh,” Strama told Mediaset Premium.

“We did very well to react and hit the crossbar with Allan, then there was the Widmer chance. I think the turning point was the 3-1 goal, as Callejon appeared to be offside and that free kick led to the goal.

“We have many players out of action at the moment and need to make the best of it, so we focused on our passing in midfield. I think this created some difficulties for Napoli, but when we had the chances to score, we really should’ve taken them. We wasted one that seemed certain.”

Antonio Di Natale was suspended for this trip to his hometown club.

“He is not only our top scorer, but also our captain, so it’s like taking Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli. Obviously we missed him, but those who played did a great job.”

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