Udinese coach hints at new role for versatile Zemura

Zimbabwe international Jordan Zemura is settling well at Serie A side Udinese

Udinese coach Andrea Sottil is toying with the idea of switching versatile Warriors player Jordan Zemura from the left to the right side in a bid to get the best out of the Zimbabwean ahead of his debut season in the Italian Serie A.

Zemura dumped English Premier League side Bournemouth for Udinese on a free transfer late last season.

The Zimbabwean star was deployed on the right wing in a 2–0 preseason friendly win against Cypriot league side Pafos on Saturday after coming on as a second half substitute.

“Zemura arrived to play on the left, today I tried him on the right and, in my opinion, he did well. With his feet in reverse he can prove to be very annoying for the opposing defences,” Sottil said after the match.

Udinese manager Andrea Sottil with Jordan Zemura during the warm ahead of their pre-season friendly match against Austrian side ASK Klagenfurt in Lienz on July 19

It was Zemura’s second preseason match for his new side after he made the starting line up in the 5–1 win over Austrian lower league side ASK Klagenfurt on July 19.

Udinese are scheduled to play German topflight league side RB Leipzig on Tuesday before winding up their preseason campaign against another Bundesliga team Union Berlin on Saturday.

Zemura’s side will begin their Serie A campaign against giants Juventus at home on August 20.


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