Saturday January 21 2012
Guidolin hails 'stupefying' Udinese

Francesco Guidolin is more than satisfied with Udinese’s “stupefying” season so far, as they are in the race for the Winter title against Catania.

“In the last four days we have lost a place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals and the chance to go top of the table. It’s a shame, but we have to look at the bigger picture,” said the Coach.

“We are in any case having a stupefying season. Just think that the Winter champions title is still there, within our grasp.

“The team is doing something beyond its real capabilities and the club is doing everything possible to attract more fans to the stadium. It is a pity that more of them aren’t here to enjoy this moment with us.”

Udinese have dropped points recently and face giant-killers Catania, who have already beaten Inter and Napoli this term.

“They are a very intelligent side and I’m confident Vincenzo Montella will go far. He was one of my players, albeit only 16 years old at the time, so I am very fond of Vincenzo.

“Catania play good football and are particularly impressive away from home, so we must be aware of their counter-attacks. They have quality, pace and talent.”

Udinese squad: Handanovic, Padelli, Romo; Armero, Basta, Danilo, Domizzi, Ekstrand, Fanchone, Ferronetti, Neuton, Pasquale, Pereyra; Abdi, Battocchio, Fernandes, Isla, Pinzi, Sissoko; Di Natale, Fabbrini, Floro Flores, Torje

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