Published On: Sun, Aug 26th, 2012

Inter’s Antonio Cassano launches attack on AC Milan hierarchy

Antonio Cassano says he had to leave as AC Milan broke promises made to him.

The forward moved to cross town rivals Inter last week after handing in a transfer request with the Rossoneri.

“The important thing for me was for everyone to agree with the move. I want to thank the president, but also Marco Branca and Piero Ausilio,” Cassano told the press.

“I publicly thank them because they had faith in Antonio the man.

“Massimo Moratti told me many things, but I won’t reveal them. He wanted me here back from the days of Roberto Mancini. However, as I was completely crazy at the time, it was right not to sign me.

“There was steam coming out of my ears, but now I am relaxed and calm, so it’s a good decision to bring me to Inter. I am happy to be here.

“When I joined Milan I said that if I got it wrong there then I ought to be locked up. Well, this time I’m not the one who got it wrong. I had to leave. There was someone above the Coach who did something wrong and I can’t stand it when people take me for a ride.

“When I was ill, my teammates were very close to me, but this person promised so much. He was all mouth and no trousers.

“This time I want to deal with men who let me know when things are right or wrong. I want to be told face to face what the real situation is. Elsewhere they say some things and do others instead.

“The promises that Milan made? Ask this other person, who is so good at turning the situation around. He gets on only with those who suck up to him, but that’s not my style.

“I counted for very little at Milan. I thank the people there who helped me out and even saved my life, while Mauro Tassotti was very close to me. You cannot say I was ungrateful. It was important for me to come to Inter because they are a team who want to win.

“I had a good offer from Qatar, which I liked, but I’d love to be at the World Cup with Italy and that means playing in a ‘real’ League. I’ve always supported Inter and everyone wanted me here, while I really wanted to work with Yuto Nagatomo. Will I debut tomorrow against Pescara? The coach will see.”

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