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Antonio Cassano To Leave?

Lance Knight2010-05-09 12:37:08 +0000 #1
Cassano may've played last game for Real Madrid

October 31, 2006

Antonio Cassano may have played his last game for Real Madrid.

Real confirmed yesterday that Cassano had been banned from training with the first team after his blow-up at coach Fabio Capello. The striker will be separated from the senior squad for a minimum of 15 days.

However, Real's board are already discussing the Italian's sale in January and are seriously considering keeping him away from first team training until he is sold.

Serie B outfit Napoli have been mentioned as a possible destination.
materazziIZbad2010-05-09 12:53:23 +0000 #2

that mini-article and others say cassano insists he will stay and fight his way back into the first team, but since the media makes all of capello's decisions for him I don't see how it matters if cassano gets back in Capello's good graces.

Who can blame Cassano for speaking up on Capello's idiocy? How can you give into the pressure of the media and start Robinho when he has little to offer other than a few nice 1v1 moves? Cassano is more than worthy to play considering his quickness and penetrating runs that cause so much trouble for defenders, but he makes the ball do the work and that has never been the way Madrid has played. Real Madrid lacks that sort of quickness and Robinho only shows for the ball and tries to dribble through everyone, he makes no good runs. Cassano has a right to be angry when he knows he has more to offer than some of the players on the field.
Lance Knight2010-05-09 13:05:02 +0000 #3
Capello: Real Madrid needed to punish Cassano

November 01, 2006

Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has broken his silence over Antonio Cassano's banishment from his first team squad.

"It is never nice to take this kind of decision, but the case is now closed and Cassano is training separately from the rest of the group," explained the Coach, whose men are preparing in view of Wednesday's Champions League tie with Steaua Bucharest.

"I don't think this episode will influence the performance of the team, instead I believe these things can strengthen the squad and unite it even more.

"I took no pleasure in punishing the player as when you are forced to do something like that it is a defeat for everyone."

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic confirmed that Cassano's suspension was not an easy decision to take, although it was inevitable.

"It is sad to be forced to punish someone, but we needed to do something. We are the largest club in the world and discipline is essential," explained the former Fiorentina man.

"Players have to abide by the rules and Cassano's offence was serious enough that we needed to take a decision.

"Players know well enough that they owe the manager and everybody else respect."
Lance Knight2010-05-09 13:01:13 +0000 #4
Agent insists Cassano wants Real Madrid stay

November 02, 2006

The agent of Antonio Cassano insists the Italian wants to play on for Real Madrid, despite being banished to train on his own this week.

"Antonio will remain with Real and will return to play," said Beppe Bozzo. "He is disappointed, he knows he made a mistake - although he could have reasons to be unhappy given the team selection.

"The relationship with Fabio Capello is not over.

"If someone from the club or on the board does not want the player, he will have to communicate with us. At the moment I have not received anything from them. Antonio does not want to leave and has a contract until 2010."
Lance Knight2010-05-09 14:28:47 +0000 #5
Agent of Real Madrid's Cassano: I'm not trying to flog him to Italy

November 03, 2006

The agent of Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano has denied reports he's been flogging his client to interested Italian clubs.

Beppe Bozzo said: "In reference to the market talk, where I apparently have offered Antonio Cassano to some clubs, I want to specify that such talk is absolutely lacking in every foundation.

"I have only spoken with the ds of Real Madrid, Franco Baldini, in which to reconfirm the intention of Antonio Cassano to respect the contract that he has with the club until 2010."
Lance Knight2010-05-09 14:20:47 +0000 #6
Real Madrid chief Mijatovic: Cassano can leave

November 06, 2006

Real Madrid sports director Pedja Mijatovic admits they won't stand in Antonio Cassano's way if he wants to quit the club in January.

Reacting to the Italian's claims that he wants to return to Roma, Mijatovic said: "Each one can dream, it is normal. Cassano has a contract with us.

"But Real, the most important club in the world, wishes to have players happy to play in its shirt.

"If Cassano wishes to leave, we are prepared to speak with clubs that come to ask for him. We cannot allow ourselves to have in our squad players that are thinking of elsewhere, after three years without success."
Lance Knight2010-05-09 14:51:53 +0000 #7
Real Madrid coach Capello: Cassano issue now over

November 12, 2006

Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello insists Antonio Cassano's return has nothing to do with the injury suffered by Ronaldo.

Cassano is back in the squad for today's clash with Osasuna and Capello said: "Yesterday morning he asked forgiveness from his teammates and me also. He has returned to the group and is available for selection.

"Cassano has asked everyone to excuse him and nothing else, it wasn't because Ronaldo was injured, nobody knew he was, it happened before the injury was known.

"The Cassano subject is over. He, like all, thinks and thinking long and hard he has asked everyone to excuse him. It is an intelligent thing to do. When one fails, it is necessary to recognize your errors, nothing else."
Lance Knight2010-05-09 14:28:43 +0000 #8
it looks like cassano is back in favour of capello, hopefully this pushes ronaldo alittle further out

Real Madrid coach Capello praises Cassano for cameo

November 22, 2006

Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello was happy with Antonio Cassano's cameo in last night's 2-2 draw with Olympique Lyon.

Cassano was a surprise substitution for Real as they chased an equaliser in the second-half and Capello said afterwards: "I asked him to play well for that 20 minutes and he has done so. His game was good."

The Italian also said: "We have seen a great game. We have had opportunities to win it. We missed a penalty. In the first-half we conceded a goal to Olympique, something that has not happened until now, and have had the opportunity to put three past them, which is not easy. The French have demonstrated to be a team very difficult to beat."



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