Guarin: "I know my time will come"

APPIANO GENTILE – He is getting better every day, and so is his Italian. "Luckily on the pitch, you communicate with the ball…," says Fredy Guarin with a big smile on his face. In spite of the progress he’s made with the language, he still finds the easiest thing is to let his feet do the talking.

On the eve of Udinese v Inter, El Guaro opens up to Roberto Scarpini during ‘A tu per tu’. "I feel good, I’m getting better every day. I keep working hard to get back to full fitness, so that I can make the difference and help the team. I’m waiting for this time to come. I’m here for the team. I want to show that I can do well here and I will. My time will come, you’ll see," promised the midfielder.

In the meantime Guarin is still trying to discover Italy and not simply the language ("I try to speak in Italian to improve but at times, when I don’t understand, they help me out in Spanish. Cordoba helps me a lot"), because even the playing style is different. "Here in Italy you need to get used to playing in tighter spaces, the marking is tighter. But I’ll learn and I’ll adapt my game accordingly."

Guarin then focuses on tomorrow’s game against Udinese, a six-pointer which could be crucial. "It’s a very important game for us, as indeed it is for them. We have the chance to climb the table, and they could be 3 big points in trying to achieve our target of third place. We must win and we’ll do everything we can to do so."

Finally, a thought for Piermario Morosini. "When it happened it affected me a great deal," says Guarin. "Seeing someone who lives the same sort of life you do, who has the same passion for the game, a young man die like that… I felt sad even though I didn’t know him personally."

Appiano: Stramaccioni’s thoughts ahead of Udine

APPIANO GENTILE – From a memory of Piermario Morosini to his choices for tomorrow’s match in Udine, the rescheduled game which should have been played on the Saturday of the tragedy in Pescara. Through pictures and words we look at Andrea Stramaccioni’s press conference which took place earlier at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti.

Stramaccioni: I dalje ciljamo trece mjesto

Što ?e se promjeniti u pristupu igre,nego što je to bilo prije dvije sedmice ?

-Promjena u igri je bila u Firenci,i nismo bili u mogu?nosti u?initi ono što smo trebali.Promjene ?e govoriti sutra u utakmici protiv Udinesea,ekipa koja je više organizovanija i više opasnija nego Fiorentina.

Vi ?ete se vratiti na 4-3-3?

-Ne treba odustati od onoga što smo radili u ?etiri zadnje utakmice,to se veoma pokazalo dobrim.

Nedostatak Chivua?

-Mislim da je Lucio i Ranocchia imaju sli?nu strukturu, ako trener ima sre?u da okupi tim bez povreda, taj je idealan. No, Andrea tako?er može igrati zajedno i sa Samuelom.

Zadnja šansa u utakmici u Udinama?

-Mi smo još uvijek imamo šest bodova zaostatka za tre?e mjesto i ne vidim zašto ne bih trebao vjerovati.

Pazzini nije ušao protiv Fiorentine ?

-Prvo, žao mi je, ali morao sam napraviti 3 izmjene zbog nenadane ozljede, morao sam tako postupiti. Bio je razo?aran,ali ozljede su se promijenili moje planove.

Kolike su šanse vidjeti Guarina od prve minute?

-On je jedan od alternativa, ali Guidolin je iskusan i nebih želio dati mu prednosti, da bi otkrio svoje ideje.

Ako Inter ne pobijedi u Udinama sve ostaje u igri, ili ne?

-Moramo pokušati pobijediti,i ne komplicirati stvari, jer mi svi još uvijek vjerujemo, i mi ?emo vjerovati do kraja.Sada smo šest bodova zaostatka za Laziom i Udineseom kojima se suo?avamo sutra.

Sneijder može igrati od po?etka?

-U Firenci je bio dobar, on mi je glavni igra?, vrlo je vjerojatno..

Stramaccioni: "No fear. We believe"

APPIANO GENTILE – Inter travel to Udinese tomorrow
after the original fixture scheduled for 14 April was postponed
due to the sad passing of Piermario Morosini: a tragic event felt by all of Italian football, something much more important than a game.

Stramaccioni‘s
first remarks in his pre-match press conference were for a colleague who is no longer with us: "We’re
preparing for a match in what is a very sombre moment for football. And playing it in Udine, a city that was
Piermario’s second home, gives it even greater meaning. It makes us
think, helps us not to forget. And I’m sure that tomorrow the Stadio Friuli will
pay just homage to him."

On the pitch things have changed too. "What’s different compared to before is that we’ve taken on board the things
that didn’t work in Florence," Stramaccioni explained. "The
things we weren’t able to produce on the field. And we’re even more
determined to do well because since I arrived we haven’t managed to get all three
points away from home. Tomorrow the talking will be
done on the pitch, against an opponent that is at least as
well drilled as Fiorentina, but with even more dangerous
individuals."

After Genoa, Cagliari, Siena and Fiorentina, now
the Udinese match is defined as the "last chance" for Inter. "I
disagree," replied the Nerazzurri coach. "I realise that the
press see this as nothing but a negative year for us. We’re not hiding from
the facts but I don’t think we’ve been doing badly recently. And I’m
convinced of that: we’ve won eight points in four games and made up
ground on Udinese, Lazio and Napoli. I’ve been hearing that it’s our
"last chance" since we played Genoa but Inter have done well since
I arrived. With five matches left to play we’re six points behind
Lazio and we still have to play them, we’re three points behind
Udinese and we’re playing them, and between now and the end of the season all four
teams battling with us for that Champions League spot have
to play each other. Why shouldn’t I believe it’s possible? The lads
believe it too, and the numbers back us up. Of course we must try to win tomorrow because a
negative result would make it difficult for us. Many people said we should forget about the Champions League after we drew with
Fiorentina. Then on the way back from Florence the lads asked
the captain for the scores of the matches being played and we found out
that Lecce had equalised against Lazio… Inter have missed a series
of opportunities, but they were situations which happened before I
arrived; we’re being punished for what happened before. Let me talk
about my four games because otherwise the team will always be
carrying a sort of ‘original sin’. And this team has
earned more points than AC Milan in these last four games."

Serie A, a squad of 21 for Udinese v Inter

APPIANO GENTILE – Andrea Stramaccioni has named a 21-man squad ahead of Udinese v Inter, tomorrow’s rescheduled fixture from Week 33 of Serie A 2011/12, Wednesday 25 April at the Stadio Friuli in Udine (15:00).

Goalkeepers1 Julio Cesar, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni.

Defenders: 2 Ivan Ramiro Cordoba, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 23Andrea Ranocchia, 37 Davide Faraoni, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Yuto Nagatomo.

Midfielders5 Dejan Stankovic, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 11Ricardo Alvarez, 14 Fredy Guarin, 18 Andrea Poli, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi.

Attackers7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 22 Diego Milito, 28 Mauro Zarate, 88 Marko Livaja.