Garrone insists Sampdoria's Cassano deserves Italy recall

Sampdoria supremo Riccardo Garrone is backing his striker Antonio Cassano for an Italy recall.

Sampdoria supremo Riccardo Garrone is backing his striker Antonio Cassano for an Italy recall.

“Antonio is a great player. For our part, he has expressed himself to the best of his abilities because he feels like a primadonna,” Garrone explained.

“He doesn't have any rivals who can lay a trap for him, so he manages to give his best. It's a completely different situation from the one he found at Real Madrid and the one he could find at Inter.

“I don't believe that the fact he wants to be the centre of attention is a defect, it's simply one of his characteristics. I think a Cassano like this can certainly return to being of use to La Nazionale, but Lippi makes these choices. I don't know a lot about football.”

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