Cassano targets Azzurri return
Antonio Cassano hopes his recent performances will persuade Roberto Donadoni to hand him an international recall.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 19/02/08 5:17pm
Antonio Cassano hopes that his recent fine performances will persuade Italian coach Roberto Donadoni to hand him an international recall.
The striker has been rejuvenated since securing a loan move to Sampdoria from Real Madrid, scoring five goals in 13 Serie A appearances.
Having missed out on a place in the triumphant 2006 World Cup squad, Cassano is now making a strong case to be included in Donadoni's squad for Euro 2008.
He is, however, refusing to get too carried away by the hype currently surrounding him and realises that a place in the national squad is far from guaranteed.
"I don't know what will happen, but I hope that the Italy squad will not continue without me," he said.
"It's a situation that only Donadoni can solve.
"I am feeling good at the moment, and when I feel good positive things happen.
"The problem now is solely in the hands of the national coach."