Udinese coach Guidolin: Europa League important for us

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin says they're taking the Europa League as important as Champions League football.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin says they're taking the Europa League as important as Champions League football.

The Friulani travel to Bosnia for the first leg of their preliminary round with Siroki Brijeg tonight.

“In order to get through this round, we have to share the same mentality as our opponents,” warned Coach Guidolin.

“Siroki Brijeg dream of knocking us out, so we have to cling to our own dream of having a long journey in Europe this season.

“We prepared this challenge with the utmost respect for Siroki Brijeg, boning up on their characteristics and watching them both in person and on DVD. It’s the exact same approach we took to Arsenal two years ago. It’s like being in the Champions League."

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