Carlo Mazzone has told Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano he needs to reign in his temper.

Cassano has been hit with a five-match ban for Sunday's dismissal against Torino and veteran coach Mazzone said: "He must understand that he did not invent football and that he has no power to do whatever he wants.

"There are rules to be respected. He should thank Mother Nature for giving him the quality because he is a great player, but he should not abuse his talent, or he won't be playing in the European Championships or even with Sampdoria."