Trapattoni surprised by Italy snub for Sampdoria's Cassano
"He gave me great satisfaction. When I was Italy Coach he was clearly the most talented young Italian," Trapattoni said ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against the Azzurri.
"Cassano is someone who scored a lot and created plenty of assists with me. Sure, I understand Lippi has made other choices. He has created another group and I don't want to interfere."