Since mending his differences with coach Gigi del Neri, Cassano has been back to his best with Samp.
Cassano said: “I am Italian, I will support Italy. Go Italy!
“(Marcello) Lippi is a very good tactician. This story of my call up to La Nazionale bothers other people more than me.
“Evidently someone thinks I am a pain in the a**, but I am not a primadonna or an a**-licker.
“In football there are only puppets who say yes, but I am not one of them. I don't know what diplomacy is.”