Parma signing Antonio Cassano says he's looking forward to facing his former club Sampdoria this season.

Parma meet Samp just before Christmas.

"Friendly matches do not exist for me," he told a Press conference. "I always play to win, even in training.

"The fixtures? The special game for me is the one with Sampdoria.

"I have a very strong bond with that club and the city of Genoa."