Francesco Guidolin has admitted that Catania are deservedly ahead of his Udinese side in the standings, as the two prepare to face each other on Saturday.
The Elefanti are eighth in the table with 42 points, whilst the Zebrette are ninth in the table with 41 points.
But the 57-year-old has conceded that this weekend's opponents have been more consistent this season.
“Catania are deservedly in front of us,” he told a Press conference. “They have a great organization and always take the field with determination and quality.
“They have grown over the past four years with a similar project to our own.
“I don't really want to talk about [qualifying for] Europe, but it is an objective that can be achieved by both of us.”
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