Antonio Cassano’s career took him through some of Europe’s greatest teams, mainly Real Madrid and AC Milan.
The contentious forward moved to the San Siro after being bought by the club from Sampdoria to cover Ronaldinho’s departure and went on to win his first career Scudetto and Milan’s last.
Cassano spoke of his former team in a conversation on BoboTV (via MilanNews). He was critical of the team’s transfer policy, especially Milan’s decision of bringing in Mario Mandzukic.
“They had to sign a reliable and healthy striker, who can score you a few goals when Ibrahimovic is not there. A player like Caicedo could have been useful. He’s there, he doesn’t break balls, you throw him in when he serves and he scores a goal. He won’t become a starter, but he could have been ideal,” he said.
According to Cassano, the team’s only ‘flaw’ is the Croatian marksman: “Mandzukic is Milan’s only flaw, he is a question mark. I said he would not help,” he said.
Ibrahimovic at 39 is still as effective as any player, speaking of which Cassano said: “When Ibrahimovic is not there Pioli must adapt Leao and Rebic who are not the best as a center-forward.”
After his two-year stint in the red and black shirt, Cassano moved across to the blue half of the city – going on to spend one year with the Nerazzurri.