Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano admits he should never have accepted a move to Real Madrid. Cassano said: "It was a mistake to accept the proposal of Real Madrid, because for that experience, I stayed a year out of the team, but I thrived in my mind and learned many things.

"At that time I did so many stupid things, if I could go back and pay not to repeat them, I would, but when one gets to play for Real Madrid, everything else is boring."