Cassano: “Real Madrid is my biggest regret. I lost my mind”

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Wednesday,
22
April
2020

22:07

“Ronaldo’s objective is to score goals, he does not give a damn about the team or the assists. Messi, on the other hand, makes you grow the whole team and he is my pain”


Antonio Cassano, during his time at Real Madrid.
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The former Italian player Antonio Cassano assured this Wednesday that the biggest regret of his career is “not having taken the opportunity to play for Real Madrid”, where he spent a year and a halfbetween 2006 and 2007, and recognized that it is his fault if he did not succeed in the Madrid team.

“My great regret is not having taken the opportunity to play with 23 years at Real Madrid, the greatest team in history, with the best players in the world, such as Zidane, Ronaldo (Nazario) and others,” said Cassano in an interview to the Italian television “Sky Sport“.

“In Madrid I could play a spot in eleven withRobinho, and also replaced Figo and Owen. That means I was one of the best, but I made a lot of ‘disasters’, “he acknowledged.

After scoring on his debut inCopa del Rey against Real BetisCassano accumulated 17 games in his first six months in Madrid, but lost prominence the following year due to altercations with his compatriot coach Fabio Capello.

“In athletic preparationI lost 16 kilosAnd I scored two goals in the first three games, but then I was left out of the team. I lost my mind and when you disrespect Capello, he leaves you out. Then he gave me another chance, he did a lot for me and I did little for him, “he admitted.

Cassano arrived at Real Madrid in January 2006coming from Romeand he stayed with the Madrid team until the summer of 2007, when he returned to Italy to sign for Sampdoria. His Madrid stage ended with 29 games, four goals, and a Spanish League.

Cristiano and Messi

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a manufactured talent, alsoyou notice it on social networkswhere you see him doing sit-ups with his kids. There is a lot of talk about him, less about Messi. But in football they are two completely different things. CR7 is very strong, but has built talent, “he said in the interview.

“Messi, on the other hand, is Federer, Jordan, Maradona,something we will never see again in life, has immense talent as a gift from nature. I often hear that Messi played with phenomena in Barcelona. I only remember Xavi and Iniesta, then at the beginning there was also Ronaldinho. But Messi also made players like Pedro, Dani Alves, Mascherano and others become champions, “he said.

“He made many players grow with his talent. Ronaldo’s objective is to score goals, he does not give a damn about the team or the assists. Messi, on the other hand, makes you grow the whole team and he is my pain,” he added. 10 ‘del Bara, who gave his name to his second son born seven years ago.

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