Former Italy striker Antonio Cassano has shared his memories of his time as a player. Cassano has discussed playing for Roma with Francesco Totti.
Cassano has discussed playing for Roma with Francesco Totti with Striscia La Notizia.
“For the first five or six months after I joined Roma, Totti wasn’t in a relationship, so we were together from morning till night. Sometimes we were at parties all night and in the morning we went straight from them to training,” he said.
“And then he got a girlfriend and I did all sorts of stupid stuff on my own. I was only 20 years old. Now, if I’m lucky, I’m in bed by midnight.”
Thus, the players were friends when Cassano joined Roma in 2001. This is reflected in a Sky Italia film about Totti’s life and career.
But Cassano criticized the film. He said about the casting: “Let’s not even talk about the actor who plays me. I may not be handsome, but he’s even worse! The actor playing the role of Francesco is more like Mattia Perin.”
“I didn’t like it [the film] at all because there’s only five per cent truth in it and the rest is made up,” Cassano said.
I was shown there as an aggressive man that Totti’s family can’t seem to get rid of. Look, I admit that I can sometimes behave like a madman when I’m away from home, but in Francesco’s house I’ve always behaved well. I’ve never slammed doors!”