Marassi is not because it is an easy field, not even if the hosts are in great trouble between problems of technical change, market and Covid. For this reason Cioffi’s Udinese, which was stopped at the most beautiful moment at the restart, must avoid underestimating the commitment. An attitude that would be easy given that, as if bad luck were not enough to fall on the rossoblu team, the new club also puts in its own. It certainly cannot be said that the decisions taken up to now and the relative timing are perfectly timed. Salvation now seems like an impossible mission. But, of course, you have to try.
After the 6-0 iltic tennis remedied in Florence, the Grifone is looking for a better fate within the friendly walls where so far, in 10 competed games, he has never managed to win, totaling 4 draws and 6 defeats. But the new coach Blessin, in two and a half days will do his best to get to know the team and promote, as far as possible, a likely eleven. On his side, he has only this weapon: Udinese doesn’t know what to expect. The report of the first training session of the new course speaks of a Genoa full of determination and concentration. And the new coach showed up yesterday warning Udinese: “Saturday I want to win!”.
Cioffi also demands concentration from his Udinese. The knockout against Lazio, in addition to the mistake of Nuytinck and Perez on the occasion of Immobile’s goal, also gave the coach reassurance on the psycho-physical condition of the team. He knows that reinforcements can come from the bench and he will certainly not hesitate to use them. Success asks for the way: if Deulofeu can’t make it, the place will be his. For the rest, however, the owners will return to the usual ones or Silvestri between the posts; Molina on the right, Arslan and Makengo on the sides of Walace and Udogie on the left; in attack Beto is not discussed, even if in Rome he was not at the top.
Walace (and Deulofeu too, if he plays) will have to pay attention to the yellow card: with the next one, the disqualification is triggered and after the break there is Turin (it is not yet known exactly when, given that the League must issue advances and postponements from February onwards).
Marino announced that he would do everything to dare Cioffi to deploy Marì in Genoa. The former Arsenal, whose last presence on the pitch dates back to September 2021, certainly cannot start the starter, but a piece could be granted to him, just to immediately start the insertion. Instead, he will have to wait about a month for Benkovic, who hasn’t seen the field for over a year.
For now, head and heart must all go to a direct clash with Genoa: Udinese is aiming for a third away win in the league. The last one he got against the rossoblu of Cagliari before Covid hit heavily on the championship: we must try to replicate.