Former AC Milan playmaker Kevin-Prince Boateng says itâ€™s â€œpainful to see AC Milan like thisâ€ and trusts Italy will soar with Antonio Cassano at the World Cup.
The Ghana international left San Siro over the summer for a return to Germany, where is currently playing for Schalke 04.
â€œItâ€™s painful to see Milan like this, because I am still a fan and they will always remain in my heart,â€ Boateng told Verissimo.
â€œClarence Seedorf is certainly a better player than a Coach, as he had so many years of experience. As a tactician heâ€™ll take a little while.
â€œIt is not easy to arrive at a situation like this at Milan and change things in one day. He can be a great Coach, but he needs to be given time.
â€œAs for Mario Balotelli, there is too much pressure on him. Mario is still young and, if his mind is clear of problems, he is a great player. Thereâ€™s far too much piled on to his shoulders.â€
If Balotelli will be at the World Cup with Italy, then Cassano and Francesco Totti are hoping to be last-minute additions.
â€œIf Cassano plays, then Italy can certainly finish in the top four,â€ continued Boateng.
â€œAntonio is in an incredible moment of form. Iâ€™d love to talk to Cesare Prandelli and urge him to bring Cassano to Brazil.
â€œTotti is also strong, even if now he is a little too old. It would be a good sign for the squad and heâ€™d bring a lot of experience.â€
Boateng was born in Germany and announced heâ€™ll soon marry girlfriend Melissa Satta, who is expecting their first child together.
â€œWould I return to Milan? I am very happy in Germany, as it is my home, but in the world of football you never know. I had three fantastic years at Milan and they remain in my heart.â€