Cassano earned an Italy recall and is in the provisional World Cup squad thanks to his performances for Parma.
"I think Antonio had an exceptional season, but I repeat he did so thanks also to the exceptional help from his teammates. Without them, he would've struggled.
"He made me angry at times, I won't deny it, but he can suddenly turn on the light with a pass and change everything. He said he worked harder than ever this year and I am happy to have made him suffer!"
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