Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo isn't panicking over their poor beginning to the season.

Pozzo blames a lopsided fixture list for their slow start.

"I was satisfied with the performance and you can see these are quality players who just need to settle in," said Pozzo of Saturday's 1-1 friendly draw with Croatian side Rijeka.

"We have a good squad to draw from in both Serie A and Europe, two tough competitions that require our attention every week.

"Our start to the season has been down to the difficult fixture list. I wouldn't get too worried right now."