Capello backs Sampdoria's Cassano for Italy

Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello says Antonio Cassano is displaying Italy form while on-loan at Sampdoria.

"If Cassano continues to play like this he won't just be an important player for Sampdoria, he could also be indispensable for the Azzurri," Capello said.

"In Italy there aren't many strikers able to easily beat men in the penalty area. I have seen Cassano lose weight and find fitness and he can reach a level where he is crucial for his country."

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