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Palermo president Zamparini admits admiration for Sampdoria ace Cassano

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has admitted his great admiration for Sampdoria star Antonio Cassano.

Victory today against Sampdoria, will see the Rosanero leapfrog Samp into fourth place.

Zamparini said: "Anyone who loves football would want Antonio Cassano in their side. He's one of the best Italian players and it's incomprehensible that he isn't an international, as the Azzurri are missing his creativity.

"He has a role in the Nazionale that nobody is covering right now, like an Alessandro Del Piero or Roberto Baggio figure. He invents football and knows where to place a pass with his eyes closed. This is why I above all fear him on Sunday."

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