Saturday January 28 2012
Guidolin stands by choices

Francesco Guidolin is disappointed at defeat to Juventus, as Udinese “could’ve done better. We got it wrong in the last five minutes of the first half.”

The Friulani were beaten 2-1 by an Alessandro Matri brace around Antonio Floro Flores’ temporary equaliser.

“A defeat can never be satisfying, although my lads gave their all. I just know we could’ve done better, as the team is capable of more,” said the Coach.

“We had the chances to equalise, but unfortunately we got it wrong in the last five minutes of the first half, when we were pegged back in defence.”

Substitute Floro Flores scored straight after coming off the bench, so some might suggest Udinese should’ve started with two strikers.

“I think I made the right choices to make it difficult for Juventus, even if in the first half we left Antonio Di Natale a little isolated. After the break I wanted to risk something by introducing Floro Flores, because I knew what he could give.

“Maybe with our first choice midfield available then we could’ve left less space for Andrea Pirlo, but many of my players had to be out of position tonight. I have to thank my squad for their hard work in difficult circumstances.”

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