Donadoni demands instant impact from Cassano

The Parma boss is excited to see how the Italy international will help to improve his side but has warned him not to waste his latest opportunity
Roberto Donadoni has warned Antonio Cassano that he will demand a huge contribution from him at Parma next season.

Cassano joined the Gialloblu from Inter for an undisclosed fee last week, after spending just one season with the Nerazzurri following his move from AC Milan in 2012.

Donadoni is excited to see what the flamboyant attacker can add to his side in the coming campaign, but has stressed the Italy international will need to match his high level of expectation.

"It intrigues me to see what kind of a partnership he will form with Amauri," the Parma boss told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Cassano will be able to help all of his teammates improve. He knows that he will be relied upon as a player who has great respect and who is held in high regard. Otherwise, he would not have come to Parma.

"He will, however, face a very demanding coach - he is a player of absolute value, so I will expect more from him than others. He is 31 and, with his maturity, he must try to smooth and improve the aspects that, over time, have penalized him.

"Cassano has now built a family and he feels a bigger sense of responsibility. It all depends on him - he knows all too well how many chances he has wasted."

The 30-year-old Cassano has also represented Real Madrid, Bari and Sampdoria in a mercurial career in European football.