Monday April 27 2015
Stramaccioni: Udinese need consistency

Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni has urged his players to show consistency when they take on Inter on Tuesday, three days after beating Milan.

The Zebrette host Stramaccioni’s former club tomorrow evening and their Coach hopes to put together back-to-back wins for the first time since September.

In his pre-match Press conference, the Bianconeri boss outlined the threats posed by Inter and how he sees his team’s progress.

“We’ve been working towards this match and assessing the condition of some individuals,” he said.

“The idea is to continue to work on a tactical system with two strikers; I want to give continuity to what we saw on Saturday.

“We’re working on this and we’ve conclusively shown we can use either a three or four-man defence.

“We need to show consistency, we’re working for the future and we want to play with a high line even against Inter, but we need to pay attention to two strikers like Icardi and Palacio who are very good at finding space.

“To create a successful Udinese we need the awareness to wonder why we’ve lost against the bottom teams in the league, but I think there’s potential.”

Stramaccioni pinpointed some of the threats posed by his former club and reiterated his fondness for the Nerazzurri.

“Inter are deadly in attack and now they have Hernanes just behind the strikers, but Guarin in midfield can also make the difference.

“Inter should find it difficult here, but they are targeting the Europa League. They’re on a better run now than they were in our first meeting, and they also now have some players they didn’t before.

“Obviously, for me this won’t be an ordinary match, but I will always be grateful to Inter. Having said that, I hope to get a result tomorrow.”

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