Cassano scored a brace in victory over Northern Ireland.
â€śIâ€™ve been a clown since birth, Iâ€™m not capable of being serious! This morning I told Gigi Buffon Iâ€™m one of the oldest in the side, but only have 25 caps.
â€śI keep coming in and out, but in three or four years Iâ€™ll stop with the Nazionale. I think Iâ€™ll play football for only that time, have a good Euros and a good World Cup, then at the age of 33 call it a day so I can enjoy my family.
â€śI want to be gone when Iâ€™m in good shape, not when Iâ€™m struggling. Will that be it for me and football? Of course, playing is the only thing I know how to do! I canâ€™t talk, I canâ€™t do anything.
â€śFor years I have been stressed out, as all I have to do is scratch my nose and I get turned into a problem. Football has been the most wonderful thing in the world for me, but I am a little tired, so Iâ€™ll give another three and a half years, then thatâ€™ll do.â€ť
When told he hadnâ€™t won much in his career, Cassano took responsibility for his many mistakes.
â€śSport gives you back what you put into it. I didnâ€™t put enough in, so I didnâ€™t get much out. If Buffon won 10 times as much as me, itâ€™s because he was the absolute number one in his role. I was one of many.
â€śNext year Iâ€™ll be 30. I would like another three years at the top and then thatâ€™s it. Things are becoming routine for me and Iâ€™m no good with that kind of situation.â€ť