Friday October 18 2013
Cassani ahead of Verona reunion

Parma’s Mattia Cassani is looking forward to facing his Verona past when the two sides meet in Serie A this weekend.

“I know how much desire there is for football in Verona,” stated the Italian international. “I have lived through it.

“I started my professional career there. I was in Verona for three years and I have some beautiful memories.

“They have enthusiasm and a lot of quality in attack, but we will face them with eagerness.”

The 30-year-old moved to Parma in the summer from Fiorentina after spending a year on loan with Genoa.

“I came here with great enthusiasm and the squad gave me a good welcome,” he added. “It was easy for me and I hope I have paid back the faith of the Coach.

“There is a lot to improve and I’ll do that with effort and dedication.”

Cassani has featured in six of the Gialloblu’s seven League games so far.

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