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Monday December 13 2010
Trap: 'Inter need Cassano the most'

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni believe Inter are the team most in need of Antonio Cassano's services.

The 28-year-old Italy international no longer has a future at Sampdoria after falling out with Riccardo Garrone in October.

His contract situation is likely to be resolved at a hearing later today, but as of yet it's unclear what his fate will be.

Interviewed on Controcampo, Trapattoni said: "Cassano would be more useful to Inter than to Milan where there are already at least two players with similar characteristics."

Taken to task on Cassano's personality, he said: "In terms of instinct, Antonio still can't count to three before answering back. But I have seen him improve. I had him for a month [when I was in charge of Italy for Euro 2004].

"He is a player of class and fantasia. But in a team managing the group is the most difficult thing."

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