Guidolin joyous after 'magical' evening at Anfield

The Italian tactician was overjoyed with his side's triumphant display away to the English giants and is hoping it will boost their confidence ahead of their clash with Napoli

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin could not contain his delight after seeing his side come from behind to record an impressive 3-2 victory away to Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Friulani have struggled this season having recorded just one win in all competitions - before this match - and were expected to find the going tough away to the English giants.

While the Italians did suffer in the first period, the second half saw them stage a tremendous comeback to take all three points and Guidolin could not have been happier.

“We played an excellent second half on a magical evening that we will always remember. Winning here has never been and never will be easy for anyone," he told reporters.

“We had already clarified everything. At half-time I tried to bring out the best in myself to reassure the lads, who I had seen a little demoralised.

"We talked for five minutes in the dressing room and also changed the tactics and did well to score after just 30 seconds. My team played with real heart in the second half."

Guidolin hopes that this victory will serve to give his team a lift ahead of their showdown with Napoli at the weekend.

"I hope this gives us a real boost in terms of results and confidence," he continued.

“We have to focus on Napoli now and it will be very tough, but right now I am just so happy. I want to share this joy with my children, who live in England and I don’t get to see very often.”