Giampaolo Pozzo has hit out at Udinese’s supporters for ‘undeserved whistles’ at the team: “They want the Scudetto.”
The Zebrette have struggled for consistency this term and during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta drew criticism from sections of their own crowd.
However, the club’s owner has come out in defence of the team and asked that fans check their ambitions.
“This is a good point because Atalanta were well covered. The opponent here had strong values and we struggled after they took the lead,” Pozzo defended on Udinese Channel.
“Then, if we play at home and the crowd whistles… They are a harsh crowd, for the team to do well in this League they need their fans.
“The public are crucial for a provincial club, they must be the 12th man on the field. We are making many sacrifices for the new stadium because the team feels the warmth of their supporters.
“But the team needs them and is not helped by what I must say I do not like.
“I have heard whistles that have been undeserved. For those refined mouths we have to create only a team for the Scudetto.”
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