The agent of AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano refuses to criticise Italy coach Cesare Prandelli after hooking him during their victory over England.

The Milan forward was replaced by Bologna attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti, the man who struck home the decisive penalty.

"Cassano didn't take a penalty? He's taken a hundred," Beppe Bozzo told Sky Sport Italia. "We can only thank Prandelli for waiting for him [after injury] and that gave Cassano an incredible charge."