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Sunday February 23 2014
Guidolin: 'Udinese dare not relax'

Francesco Guidolin told Udinese “the alarm bells are still ringing” ahead of their clash with Atalanta.

It kicks off at the Stadio Friuli at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“The worst has passed, but the alarm bells are still ringing and we cannot ignore them,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We must remain concentrated for the entire 95 minutes and focus on every little detail. There’s nothing more dangerous than feeling as if you’ve already achieved something.

“This is going to be a tough test against a strong side with a great Coach like Stefano Colantuono. Don’t forget last time out they beat us 2-0.”

Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on 17-year-old goalkeeper Simone Scuffet, who could well start again today despite Zeljko Brkic returning to full fitness.

Guidolin also had a warning for Nico Lopez, who reportedly complained that he wasn’t playing as regularly as he’d hoped after arriving on loan from Roma.

“If he thought that he’d come here to be a first choice, then he should’ve called me and I would have explained the situation.

“Last season he barely played at all at Roma. He should stay calm and continue working, as he has great potential. He’s always useful to us, whether from the starting whistle or off the bench.”

Udinese squad for Atalanta: Brkic, Kelava, Scuffet; Basta, Danilo, Domizzi, Gabriel Silva, Naldo, Widmer; Allan, Badu, Fernandes, Jadson, Lazzari, Pinzi, Yebda, Zielinski; Di Natale, Maicosuel, Muriel, Nico Lopez

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