Udinese executive Andrea Carnevale: “A point against Roma would be gold.”

RomaPress Staff

Ex-Roma and Udinese forward Andrea Carnevale weighed in on tomorrow evening’s league meeting between his two former sides in Friuli.

The 63 year-old, who’s also Udinese’s Director of Scouting, believes even a draw would be a valuable result for the hosts in their fight to avoid relegation.

“A point against Roma would be gold, but Udinese must play to win,” Carnevale told Il Gazzettino.

“Clearly, this Roma is a tough opponent. However, I am convinced that De Rossi will rotate the squad: his team has expended quite a bit of physical and mental energy to defeat Milan on Thursday.”

“I think [Paulo] Dybala will be rested, but he won’t be the only one,” he stated.

“What can Udinese do? In my opinion, they showed they’re a team with strong values, especially in the game against Inter. , especially against league-leaders Inter, that they are a team with strong values. They only suffered a defeat in extra time when they down to ten men.”

Adding, “That significant performance should generate confidence and the right motivation to effectively withstand the Giallorossi. Let’s not write off [Gabriele] Cioffi’s team. Though, everyone has to contribute more right now, even the players that haven’t played a lot.”

“The team has the necessary technical and mental resources required to remain in Serie A and avoid relegation. I think they’ll make it, I’ll reiterate my stance that it’s a team with significant potential.”

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