Antonio Cassano joins Hellas Verona, retires and then un-retires in the space of eight days
Former Italy striker Antonio Cassano has announced he will continue his career with Hellas Verona after having a change of heart.
The 35-year-old faced the media on Tuesday afternoon amid rumours he was set to retire just eight days after joining Serie A newcomers Hellas.
But Cassano instead announced that he intends to remain with the club after reversing his decision.
He told a press conference: "It was a tough time this morning. I was tired and I had a meeting with the director and said I wanted to take a break.
"My choice is to keep playing. I had a moment of weakness.
"I often think with my gut, this time I decided with my head, thanks to my wife, the director and (Hellas boss Fabio) Pecchia.
"The decision I made with my gut was a crazy thing, I want to have a great season with this team."