Del Neri tribute to Sampdoria star Cassano
Del Neri caused controversy at one stage by freezing Cassano out of the squad for over a month.
He said: "Last night we talked for almost an hour, just us. It has always been a strong rapport and he accepted all decisions, albeit not always happy about it.
"He had this time out and returned to being a great player who can make the difference for a team. Cassano is a fantastic player that many clubs would like."