Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi said “people told me I was mad” when signing Antonio Cassano, but were won over.
FantAntonio has been well-travelled in his career, particularly in recent years when leaving Sampdoria, Milan and Inter in bitter circumstances.
“People told me I was mad when I signed Cassano, but he has been professional both on the field and off it,” Ghirardi told Radio Deejay.
“Today perhaps the best player at Parma is Marco Parolo, but artists like Cassano bring entertainment and many people are changing their minds on him.”
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“I am demanding, but we are playing very good football. We deserved more from our last few games too.”
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