Saturday December 31 2011
Guidolin's 2012 Udinese wish

Francesco Guidolin hopes 2012 will bring more of the same for Udinese, “so we can keep the fans dreaming.”

The Friulani reached the Champions League preliminary round and have qualified for the Europa League knockouts, while they are in third place in Serie A, only two points adrift of joint leaders Milan and Juventus.

“What would I like from 2012? I hope my team will continue to do well so we can keep the fans dreaming,” the Coach told Udinese Channel TV.

“We don’t want to kid anyone, but we won’t give up and want to go as far as possible.”

Udinese will be without Thierry Doubai, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Badu during the African Cup of Nations next month, so may well require some January reinforcements.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the main target is Juventus benchwarmer Michele Pazienza.

Other options are Bologna’s Gaby Mudingayi, Matteo Brighi of Atalanta and Roma youth product Leandro Greco.