Wednesday December 21 2011
Guidolin: 'Schedule disrespectful'

Francesco Guidolin has again blamed the “disrespectful” fixture list for Udinese’s tired performance against Juventus.

This was the Friulani’s third game in five days between Serie A and the Europa League, all of them key clashes with Celtic, Lazio and the Bianconeri.

“Juventus adapted to our tactical system in a bid to win the game,” he said of the 0-0 draw.

“We played our third game in five days. If this is humane then I’ll be gone soon. This is a lack of respect for football, the sport and the fans. We played three Cup Finals in five days and 21 hours.”

The tension got to Guidolin, who was sent off for dissent in the final minutes.

“I got angry with the Juve players who didn’t put the ball out of play when we had someone down injured. I am not using a fake fair play.

“In my view it was a balanced encounter and I compliment my squad. I’m satisfied with this point.”

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