The Nerazzurri fell to a surprise 1-0 home defeat on a Mauricio Isla counter-attack, but also saw Antonio Di Natale and Giampaolo Pazzini miss penalties in the final minutes.
“Obviously we wanted another result. We pushed and tried to put Udinese under pressure, but they are so good at letting you tire yourself out and hitting you on the counter.
"Compliments to Udinese, we have to roll our sleeves up and work harder,” said the Coach.
“I put two hard-pushing wide men to ensure they got better service in Wesley Sneijder’s absence, which is why I put Mauro Zarate on when Davide Faraoni got cramp. I was trying to win the game and took a risk with a diamond midfield, but instead Udinese took control. While we played with the 4-4-2, Udinese were kept fairly quiet.”