"We made mistakes that are unusual for us." the Friulani coach, Luca Gotti was clearly disappointed with his team’s 4-1 loss to Juventus.
Rodrigo De Paul’s goal was disallowed for handball, then Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal, a Federico Chiesa goal, and lastly Paulo Dybala's attack completed the result.
“We didn’t do well in general, as we were too scrappy and didn’t fit with the ideas that we usually try to rely on,”
“When the result changes, so does the attitude. Going into the break 1-0 down or at 1-1 is different. We essentially gifted three goals out of four, conceding with the same situations – through balls into space – and these are mistakes we don’t tend to make, let alone several in a row.”
That's a second following loss for Udinese, who fell 2-0 against Benevento right before the Christmas break.
“In recent games, we had been very solid defensively, but conceded at the first shot on target. That doesn’t mean losing defensive solidity.
“The difference tonight is that we gave the ball away cheaply, something we don’t usually do, let alone do that against Juventus. These were errors we cannot get away with.
“Rodrigo De Paul constantly takes on the responsibility to play his way out from the back. I want him to continue doing that. Anyone with that kind of responsibility will inevitably lose the ball sometimes and be under pressure. The problem today is that we misread the situations in general today and there was no coverage for it, that is what frustrates me about tonight’s performance."