Cas­sano re­verses re­tire­ment de­ci­sion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

For­mer Italy in­ter­na­tional An­to­nio Cas­sano pulled a re­mark­able re­verse on Tues­day, back­track­ing on his de­ci­sion to re­tire just hours after break­ing the news to his Hel­las Verona team­mates.

“This morn­ing I had a mo­ment of weak­ness, I had a meet­ing with (head coach) Fabio Pec­chia and the oth­ers to say that I wanted to stop,” said the 35-year-old for­mer Real Madrid, AC Mi­lan and In­ter striker, who only joined Hel­las last week.

“I was yearn­ing for my fam­ily but the club’s man­age­ment has asked them to come and they gave me the strength to carry on. That will give me strength that I haven’t had in 18 years. I want to rise to the chal­lenge and have a crazy sea­son.”

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