Antonio Di Natale and Mauricio Isla secured a 2-0 result at the Stadio Friuli.
“It was a defeat, nothing more. I don’t think we were worse than Udinese. The opening goal came when Simon Kjaer picked up an injury and with that situation we had to risk even more. It’s not the right result,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“Tonight the full-backs were ordered to be more wary of potential counter-attacks. I think we did a good job and I’m happy with the performance. We knew Udinese were at the top level and in fact they are the Serie A leaders.
“I don’t think we saw the best Udinese today, partly thanks to our attitude and hard work. Our away record is not very strong, but that is part of the process and is perfectly normal. We knew this wouldn’t be easy.
“We created some scoring opportunities here and the draw would’ve been the right result. Clearly we have to improve and we will.”