Udinese head coach Andrea Sottil has no illusions about the kind of match that Inter will be for his team, but also feels confident that they are more than capable of getting a result from the match.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Sottil gave his thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s Serie A clash at the Stadio Friuli, noting both the Nerazzurri’s quality and his own side’s form and self-belief after four wins in a row in the league.
Udinese have picked up an impressive string of wins early on in the campaign, with the most eye-catching result surely being their 4-0 demolition of Roma, but they arguably have not been tested to the extent that they will be by the Nerazzurri tomorrow.
Sottil has good reason to feel confident considering how the Bianconeri have shown themselves to have a real balance between defensive solidity and counterattacking ruthlessness, but for as much individual quality as they do there is little doubt that they’ll be outclassed by Inter in this respect.
“It will be a tough match,” the coach predicted. “They’re a strong team, they’ll want to win.”
“We are doing well though,” he continued, “we know we have the qualities to cause problems for them.”
Sottil also predicted that the Nerazzurri’s key player in the match will be midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, as “He’s the player around whom their entire game revolves in possession.”