Antonio Cassano’s agent knows “there’s no point saying the derby will be a game like any other” as the Inter striker faces his former Milan teammates.
On Sunday night it will be a very tense atmosphere at San Siro, as Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini swapped places in August.
“There’s no point saying the derby will be a game like any other,” smiled agent Beppe Bozzo on TMW.
“This year it will be a game within a game, as all eyes will be on Antonio and Pazzini, who are also two friends off the field. This time it’ll be even more of a derby than usual.”
FantAntonio has been highly critical of the Rossoneri since leaving and is expected to receive a frosty welcome.
“Yes, he probably will be jeered, but the fans should also remember that Antonio contributed to Milan’s most recent Scudetto. There will be talk of who got the better deal in this exchange, but the truth is at the end of the day it was a good move for all concerned.
“Will Cassano celebrate if he scores? It’s a personal matter and I really don’t know.”
Both sides have been stuttering, but got back on track midweek with European victories, though Inter rested most of their stars against Neftci.
“Milan have an excellent squad, but the journey and the efforts in Russia to beat Zenit will be felt. Having said that, it’s a derby with both sides pretty much on a par this season. In fact, Inter could be slight favourites, as they’ve got more petrol in the tank.”
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