Stramaccioni was asked about Cassano following victory over Catania.
"Tomorrow we will train and Cassano will be present. We must prepare as best we can for Thursday's game with Tottenham.
"Cassano was never frozen out, as in any locker room there can be discussions. I make my decisions and not calling him up wasn't punishment for this situation. He will play against Tottenham. I am mainly disappointed that certain things were leaked outside the locker room."