Wednesday November 4 2015
Udinese ‘can’t afford to lose’

Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo puts more pressure on Coach Stefano Colantuono by saying they ‘can’t afford to lose’ against Napoli on Sunday.

The Bianconeri travel to the San Paolo to take on Maurizio Sarri’s on-form side this Sunday having picked up only 12 points all season.

Pozzo looked ahead to the match and discussed his ‘exceptional relationship’ with Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“It will be a very difficult game, because Napoli are a very competitive team,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“We know it will not be easy, so we'll have to go all out. We are having problems in the league, we can’t afford to lose this match.

“Colantuono is a great Coach, but to do well we need many components.

“We’ve had major injuries, such as Zapata. He has had a serious problem and will need another two months before we can see him back on the pitch. He was doing very well, it’ a shame.

“Congratulations to my friend De Laurentiis – he has learned in a short time how to do this work really well and has set up a strong team.

“Napoli can fight for the title – they have great players and a club that has the strength to keep them.

“I have an exceptional relationship with De Laurentiis, he has been good at figuring out how to manoeuvre in the world of football and in a delicate place like at the Partenopei.

“San Paolo? The €20 million allocated for the initial work is a good figure. We spent €30 million on our stadium.”

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