Speaking to Tencent Sport, former Inter goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, comments on the removal of Mauro Icardi’s captaincy.
“Personally, I never played with the captain’s armband but that position is always very special. Samir Handanovic now has the opportunity to be at the service of Inter as a captain. You must have control of situation. He is very strong and an important element for this team. Icardi? I do not know what exactly happened in the dressing room. When this change happened, I only heard things from the outside but I did not understand the true situation. Icardi is a symbol for this club, very important for Inter. I cannot say he is the most important, team is a collective after all, but Maurito is undoubtedly the player that all European clubs are interested in. Wearing the captain’s armband does not make you a leader: as a leader, you have to take the initiative, manage the attitude on the pitch and relationship with the team. A team must have several leaders but there must be only one representative and it was the right decision to hand the armband to Handanovic.”
Source: Tencent Sport