Udinese patron Pozzo: Deulofeu an example for young players; great attitude

Udinese patron Gianpaolo Pozzo has hailed the influence of Gerard Deulofeu on their exciting start to the season.

Pozzo admits he’s delighted they managed to keep hold of the Spaniard over the summer.

“I am very satisfied with the team spirit of the team and above all with the attitude of Deulofeu who has been in big clubs like Milan and Barcelona,” he said.

“The negotiations do not always go well, but he has never put pressure to leave, quite the contrary. He has remained with the will and passion that he has always had. He is an exemplary guy in behavior and a great player.

“He and (Roberto) Pereyra, as well as many other experienced players, are an example for the younger players and fight on the pitch as if they were playing to win the Scudetto.”