Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin has insisted that his side were unlucky to crash out of the Coppa Italia following their 1-0 defeat to Fiorentina.
The Italian was left ruing his team's missed chances after watching Borja Valero score the only goal of the game against the run of play.
"The Viola are a great side with a young coach like Vincenzo Montella who will go far. We lacked the requisite clinical edge and sharpness," Guidolin told reporters after the game.
"It's a shame, but we played well and I think our fans will stand by us.
"Football is made up of incidents. We were close to a goal so many times, but conceded basically an own goal down to a deflection that allowed Fiorentina to qualify."
The defeat all but ends Udinese's hopes of winning silverware this season after the club crashed out of both the Champions League and the Europa League.