Lazio boss Ballardini rates Zarate ahead of Cassano

Lazio coach Davide Ballardini rates his striker Mauro Zarate ahead of Antonio Cassano.

Lazio coach Davide Ballardini rates his striker Mauro Zarate ahead of Antonio Cassano.

Lazio face Cassano's Sampdoria today and Ballardini said: “Would I rather have Zarate or Cassano? I am more than happy to have the Argentine, just as I expect [Gigi] Del Neri is satisfied to be training Cassano.

“They are certainly players outside the norm, that is inarguable. I find that Cassano gives his best in the final pass, whereas Zarate seeks the back of the net more.”

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