Maran looking to move forward
Catania coach Rolando Maran just wants to move on from his
side’s controversial defeat to Juventus at the weekend.
The Elephants had a goal disallowed in their 1-0 loss, but only
after the referee initially signalled a goal and then changed his
mind following vehement protests from the Juve bench.
With the big clash between Inter Milan and Juve looming this
weekend, Inter president Massimo Moratti has kept the incident in
the news by describing Juve’s victory as ‘absurd’.
Juve, meanwhile, have cancelled all media activities in protest
at the way assistant coach Angelo Alessio was questioned by
reporters after the match.
But on the opposite side, Maran just wants to move on.
“We have to reset after what happened,” he said. “You contain
your anger and start again, transforming it into something
“We want a good result and we will leave no stone unturned once
“Udinese are a great side, excellent in the use of space.”
Only one point and one place separate Catania and Udinese in the
table, but they approach this match in very different moods.
While Catania are frustrated, Udinese are jubilant after coming
from 2-0 down to beat Roma 3-2 in the eternal city, thanks to an
88th minute penalty from Antonio Di Natale.
However, coach Francesco Guidolin is hoping his players do not
get too carried away.
“This victory should give us a push mentally, but we need to
forget about it and move on to focus on Catania. Maran, like
(Vincenzo) Montella last season, is doing a great job.
“They are doing well because the club’s policy is smart and they
choose quality players who have shown they can handle it at this
“We can expect a formidable opponent and we have to be