Cannavaro backing for duo
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabio Cannavaro was pleased to see David Beckham return to the Real Madrid team.
Fabio Cannavaro was pleased to see David Beckham return to the Real Madrid team at the weekend and now hopes Antonio Cassano can win a recall.
The Ballon D'Or winner believes that the England midfielder deserved another chance at the club because of his professional behaviour after being told he was not going to play again.
Beckham marked his comeback with a strong display in the victory over Real Sociedad, which included a goal from a trademark free-kick.
"Sure, I was pleased for him," Cannavaro said. "We are always working together and I do not like it when any team-mate is left out of the squad. We are all here to play for Real Madrid.
"The club has looked to a player that has done everything well. Everyone makes mistakes, that is normal. There is no problem because I think it is only human to rectify."
Reflecting on the situation of his compatriot, Cassano, the former Parma and Juventus defender admits that it is upsetting to see him as an outcast at the Spanish giants.
"We would like to see Antonio back playing with us because he works all week and then spends the weekends at home," Cannavaro explained.
"But these are decisions made by the club and they have to be respected."
Despite the victory at the weekend, the pressure on coach Fabio Capello is still intense, but Cannavaro thinks that maybe his boss enjoys working with more at stake.
"I do not know because a normal person would not like this situation," he continued. "But Capello is different, he always likes things slightly different and maybe he likes it when the atmosphere is slightly hot.
"A man of his age knows how everything in football depends upon results and if the team wins then things will be fine."
After seeing Ronaldo make his debut for Milan on Sunday, Cannavaro wished his former team-mate luck and believes that he can succeed in his return to Serie A.
"I hope he can triumph there," he added. "He is a player that I like a lot and everyone here hopes that he can return to the way he was before."