Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi says Giampaolo Pazzini is proving himself the better of the swap deal which took Antonio Cassano to Inter Milan.

The two former Sampdoria teammates switched sides of the San Siro before the 2012-13 campaign began.

"Cassano is a real talent but totally unreliable," the former Milan and Italian national team boss commented. "Pazzini has less talent but is certainly more reliable.

"I've always believed in squad ethics and I have always chosen players who were, first of all, professionals with great motivation and generosity.

"Cassano is a lovable character, but sometimes the valve blows and he loses control. Hopefully that won't happen again."