Milan got the better deal when they swapped Antonio Cassano for Inter’s Giampaolo Pazzini in the summer, says Arrigo Sacchi.
The two former Sampdoria teammates switched sides of the San Siro before the 2012-13 campaign began.
“Cassano is a real talent but totally unreliable,” the former Milan and Italian national team boss commented. “Pazzini has less talent but is certainly more reliable.
“I’ve always believed in squad ethics and I have always chosen players who were, first of all, professionals with great motivation and generosity.
“Cassano is a lovable character, but sometimes the valve blows and he loses control. Hopefully that won’t happen again.”
Sacchi’s comments come after Cassano was dropped at the weekend following a dressing room row with Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni.
Pazzini, meanwhile, scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Lazio.