Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini admits he remains a big fan of Antonio Cassano after the Sampdoria striker's goal in yesterday's 1-1 draw.

He said: "Sampdoria are fortunate to have found a player of the quality of Cassano, who is able to entertain the public, at the technical level he does things that few on the field are capable of doing.

"I personally do not know him, because I have never trained him, as indeed he has never been my teammate, I know him only from the field."