UDINESE NEWS

Udinese coach Luca Gotti believes they could’ve earned all three points against Napoli in today’s 1-1 draw. “We didn’t take those chances.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Atalanta host Verona, Napoli visit Udinese and Juventus go head-to-head with third-placed Lazio.
Piotr Zielinski defended Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti and urged the team to “build on that second half” after a 1-1 draw with Udinese.
Carlo Ancelotti tried to think positive after a 1-1 draw with Udinese, but confessed the Napoli squad was “apathetic” and shrugged off Gennaro Gattuso rumours.
Napoli extended their Serie A winless streak to seven rounds, as Piotr Zielinski scraped a 1-1 draw at relegation battlers Udinese.
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli commented on Carlo Ancelotti’s job status. “We believe he has the experience to emerge from this negative period.”
Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora faces home-town club Napoli and “didn’t expect them to be struggling so much this season.”
Napoli are under immense pressure to end their negative streak against Udinese, as Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon start.
Sinisa Mihajlovic will be back on the Bologna bench to face his old club Milan tomorrow, as his staff assure they “can win this.”
There are growing reports Carlo Ancelotti will be fired if Napoli do not beat Udinese today, replaced by Gennaro Gattuso, regardless of the Champions League result.
Arkadiusz Milik is out of Napoli’s trip to Udinese today and there are growing concerns he might not play again until 2020.
Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul believes Inter coach Antonio Conte is “one of the three best in the world,” alongside Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri, "but don't ask in what order."
Caretaker manager Luca Gotti was pleased to finally see Udinese "play as a team" this week and hopes they can take that approach against Napoli.
The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.
Napoli will have to cope without Allan against Udinese but Dries Mertens has recovered from illness in time to be included in this weekend's squad.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is in doubt to feature against Udinese or KRC Genk after suffering a shoulder injury.
The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma
Kevin Lasagna says Udinese “wanted to make up for a bad performance” against Lazio after they beat Bologna 4-0 in the Coppa Italia.
Napoli will be staying in a training retreat until their last group match in the Champions League against Racing Genk next week.
Bologna assistant Emilio De Leo admits the team let Sinisa Mihajlovic down after their 4-0 drubbing by Udinese. “He’s certainly not happy.”