Francesco Guidolin's Udinese face Roma today and he insists they are “the form side of the moment along with Milan.”
Week 13 kicks off at 17.00 UK time at the Stadio Olimpico this evening and the Friulani are wary of the trip.
“We will be meeting the form side of the moment along with Milan, but it is not a test in Rome,” explained the Coach.
“Claudio Ranieri's side have rediscovered the right spirit, they want to make their mark and have a first class squad.
“Just look at Fabio Simplicio, who with my Palermo was a crucial figure, while now he doesn't play much at Roma because there is so much competition for places.
“I said months ago that Roma were capable of winning the Scudetto and I repeated that belief even when the Giallorossi were miles off the top spots. We know full well what challenge awaits us, but I ask my players to work hard and make no mistakes, which means great concentration.”
Cristian Zapata is out of this game, while Chileans Mauricio Isla and Alexis Sanchez only flew back from international duty on Friday afternoon.
“Clearly Zapata is important, but I focus on the collective to play with intensity and grit. We know it doesn't just depend on us, as we are facing a side in great shape.
“The important thing is not to have regrets. We must do everything we can to get a positive result, as we know that we can challenge anyone.”
Giampiero Pinzi and Giovanni Pasquale bolster the squad after returning from suspension.
Udinese squad: Belardi, Handanovic, Koprivec; Angella, Armero, Benatia, Coda, Cuadrado, Domizzi, Pasquale; Abdì, Asamoah, Badu, Inler, Isla, Morosini, Pinzi; Corradi, Denis, Di Natale, Floro Flores, Sanchez
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