Sunday October 30 2011
Mangia to pressure Udinese

Devis Mangia urges Palermo to learn from their mistakes and take the game to Udinese today.

The Sicilians have a 100 per cent record on home turf, but are yet to even score a goal on their travels this season.

“We have to always learn from our mistakes and also from our good moments,” said the Coach.

“I think we took the right attitude in our game against Roma and if you take that in the long term, it does pay off.

“Personally I also feel very different when on home turf, as I feel stronger here. Perhaps it's down to a lack of experience. We definitely have to improve our away record, although I saw good things in Rome. The only truly disastrous trip was to Milan.”

Palermo face an extremely tricky encounter at the Stadio Friuli against second-placed Udinese.

“They are a team with clear ideas who don't run many risks and have important individual talents. We've got to play our game and make life difficult for our opponents.

“Perfection is impossible, so the aim is to raise the bar a little bit each time. Often the difference between teams goes down to the details, so we've got to be focused at all times.

“Francesco Guidolin is one of the best tacticians in Serie A, as he always manages to get the best out of his squad, often going beyond the most optimistic expectations.”

Palermo squad: Benussi, Brichetto, Tzorvas; Aguirregaray, Balzaretti, Cetto, Mantovani, Munoz, Pisano, Silvestre; Acquah, Alvarez, Bacinovic, Barreto, Della Rocca, Ilicic, Lores, Migliaccio, Zahavi; Hernandez, Miccoli, Pinilla.