The Parma game means Cassano returns to San Siro for the first time since he was exchanged for Ishak Belfodil.
“Look at their birth dates and you’ll already see the difference,” said Mazzarri when asked why FantAntonio had left.
“If you asked me why Cassano is no longer here, it’s my same response as when I first arrived: my job was to get the most out of the players. I didn’t send anyone away and those who wanted to remain would be used based on the various situations.
“Will I say hello to Cassano tomorrow? I have no problems. Ask him if he does. Cassano has played against me many times. When he’s in good shape, he’s a player of great class and you mustn’t give him the space to hurt you. We know full well how talented and creative he is, so will try to limit his influence.”
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