Wednesday April 4 2012
Milan and Italy spurred on Cassano

Antonio Cassano’s agent has thanked Milan and Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for the support they’ve given his client.

The forward has now been given the green light to resume his competitive career following heart surgery last November.

“Antonio is as happy as a child,” representative Beppe Bozzo told TMW on Wednesday.

“He’s been through some delicate times, with thousands of thoughts, questions and reflections.

“A lot of people stayed close to him, as all of the Milan family did. Things may have been different at another club.

“He has a great desire to get back at the disposal of Milan, a club who cured him and allowed him a new life – on and off the field.

“Prandelli, like Milan, was fantastic because he gave Cassano a target – Euro 2012,” continued Bozzo.

“It’s clear that there is a bit more optimism now about a call-up, but the Coach will make the final decision after evaluating Antonio’s condition.”

Prandelli has openly declared on many occasions that he is hoping to take Cassano to the European Championship.

Cassano is expected to play in a youth team game later today before resuming training with the first team tomorrow.