ADRIANO GALLIANI is happy with having Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano upfront.
“Antonio Cassano will stay at Milan” is something Galliani and the player’s agent said a lot in the summer. The media insisted that FantAntonio would be leaving, for rather selfish reasons, but he chose to stay.
And the Rossoneri don’t regret keeping him around at all. Cassano has started in every Milan game so far, partly because of the injuries, and he’s been in terrific form, scoring and assisting, despite fatigue.
“It was easy to foresee that after August 31 things would change (for Cassano),” Galliani told Milan Channel. “When the market ended, Antonio was able to focus on the field. Cassano is a true champion and he realized that it is better to play some games at Milan, along with other stars, winning league titles and other trophies, than being the only star of a medium-small team, play every game and not win anything.”<
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic back after injury, the attacking line is Cassano-Ibra. “Cassano is getting along very well with Ibrahimovic,” the Milan Vice President and Chief Executive then added. “The Sweden gives us strength and physicality: nobody in the world can have two [Lionel] Messi’s, but we have to Ibrahimovic’s.“