Sunday January 22 2012
Guidolin: 'Udinese upset logic'

Francesco Guidolin feels Udinese have “turned the logic of football upside down” with their continuing success.

The Friulani beat Catania 2-1 this afternoon to stay within touching distance of leaders Juventus.

“We have turned the logic of football upside down, as this sport tends to say the biggest economic investments lead to success,” commented the Coach.

“Our plan was very clear starting out, although I must admit in the locker room we haven’t mentioned achieving safety in a while.

“Today we were able to win despite a sluggish tempo and in the second half we failed to keep possession properly. Gianpiero Pinzi’s injury certainly made things more complicated, as Gelson Fernandes and Pablo Armero had to cover unusual roles.”

Udinese face Juventus in the next round and there are reports the clubs will do business by handing Michele Pazienza back to the Stadio Friuli.

“I don’t know anything about this, as you’d have to ask the club representatives. Juve have a great squad and have immense character. For example, yesterday I saw Mirko Vucinic come back to defend against Atalanta.”