Monday January 3 2011
Allegri satisfied with Cassano

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists he couldn't have expected much more from Antonio Cassano last night considering his spell out of the game.

Cassano made his debut for Milan in a friendly against Al-Ahli during the club's annual winter training camp in Dubai.

Milan won 2-1 thanks to goals from Clarence Seedorf and Giacomo Beretta.

"I didn't expect anything more [from Cassano]," Allegri said.

"If one doesn't play for 20 days, you lose match rhythm, so you can imagine how it might be if one trains alone for two months.

"Training alone counts for little. But Antonio is now giving a lot. He has the right head on his shoulders.

"I am happy with what I have seen here in training camp."