‚ÄúCassano has good and bad points, like everyone, including me,‚ÄĚ the Coach told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
‚ÄúSomeone can have a different personality, but tolerance must always be present. In my career I have always given respect to others before expecting it back.
‚ÄúThere are rules in football and one can break through them, but it depends on the degree. It‚Äôs quite simple. If someone goes over the top, I‚Äôll kick him out. But I doubt anyone will do that here.‚ÄĚ
Cassano famously clashed with Del Neri when both were at Roma and the player apologised in his autobiography for his terrible behaviour.
‚ÄúWe get along famously now,‚ÄĚ smiled the tactician. ‚ÄúI certainly don‚Äôt want to limit his creativity on the field.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs up to me to understand the qualities and attitudes of every player. Antonio has moments of great personal expression that we need to use for the team. He‚Äôll be a crucial figure, but without having to shake off two or three markers each time.‚ÄĚ