Guidolin urges calm as Udinese remain top of the table

Udinese remain top of the table after their draw with Atalanta. The Friulani went down to 10 men in Bergamo, but the heroics of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic kept Atalanta out for a 0-0 draw.

Udinese remain top of the table after their draw with Atalanta.

The Friulani went down to 10 men in Bergamo, but the heroics of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic kept Atalanta out for a 0-0 draw.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin remarked: “I didn’t like the first half, while we improved after the break and I would’ve liked to play it to the end with 11 men on the field. I compliment Atalanta because they are a strong side who deserve their points.

“I can sense a certain enthusiasm in the city and fans think it’s easy to repeat what we achieved last season, while I believe it to be extremely difficult, especially as the table is so tight at this stage.

“We must keep our feet on the ground. I know our status now and I’d put comparisons with last season aside, as it is a very different team. Particularly away from home, what we did cannot be repeated.”

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