UDINESE SOTTIL – Great preparation in the Friulian home, tomorrow Udinese will challenge Atalanta, for a very high level match at the Dacia Arena.
Udinese, Sottil: “We will build a winning mentality”
The Udinese coach, Andrea Sottil, held the customary press conference on the eve of tomorrow’s match against Atalanta. He talked about the mentality his team is developing and Samardzic’s growth. Below, the words of the former Ascoli:
On mental growth:
“We are building a winning mentality, a way to face the opponent thinking about what we have to do. It is a cornerstone of my method, not out of presumption but out of awareness of one’s strength. However, there is a duty to improve more and more in this socially, technically and physically cohesive group. There is great involvement of the whole squad, you can see from the fact that whoever takes over the game does it well. We must be humble and hungry in the present ”.
“It is a company that I know well, even if the ownership has changed. I have great respect for Gian Piero Gasperini, one of the best technicians in Europe. He has charisma and game ideas, he knows how to carry on the identity of the team. Atalanta is a beautiful reality as well as Udinese: we too are making a great journey. Both teams have always had top players, but here we have the ambition to always do well because there is everything. Equipment, stadium, cheering, playing this challenge in our house with the stadium full is the apotheosis of football, the one you dream of as a child. The motivation comes from hard work, and these two teams come up with this ranking because they deserve it. Tomorrow will be a great match ”.
On the growth of Samardzic:
“I was already impressed by the retirement. He has great class in his foot and knows how to see the game. He is destined to have a great career, he is a very good boy who is hungry to improve himself. He has what it takes to make a great career. He now he must continue to give his all for Udinese, in a group in which he is highly esteemed. When there is this atmosphere, the qualities emerge even more ”.