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Udinese coach warns of Anzhi threat

September 20, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent

Francesco Guidolin has warned his underperforming Udinese side that Anzhi are 'not just Samuel Eto'o' as they prepare to face the Russians in the Europa League.

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Guidolin called on his side to improve on their recent form - they are without a win this season - when they take on the big-spending Anzhi, coached by Guus Hiddink.

"Anzhi are not just Eto'o," Guidolin insisted. "Anzhi are a team who want to become very important on the international stage and are among the strongest opponents we could have been drawn with in the Europa League.

"We have been playing for a month and haven't won a game yet. We have to rediscover that determination and grit we had last season.

"We had been told of the risks in playing the Champions League play-offs, just as Sampdoria and Chievo discovered when they were relegated the same season.

"Last year, we had an extraordinary campaign which is impossible to repeat, but we can do some good things."