The situation between Mauro Icardi and the majority of the dressing room is still “cold.” The Corriere della Sera goes back to the strange event after Inter’s second goal against Fiorentina: Matteo Politano got the goal and celebrated like Icardi by putting hands on his ears. Ivan Perisic, a sworn enemy of the Argentinian, went near him and pulled Politano’s arms down. The former Sassuolo player is close to Mauro just like other players like Lautaro, Vecino and Borja Valero.
Then there is the opposite faction with an important presence in the Inter dressing room: Perisic, Brozovic and Handanovic. The “likes” on social media of Brozovic when the club gave the captaincy to Handanovic are a great representation of how things between them are: completely broken.
Politano and Perisic, according to Corsera, cleared things up on the return trip by train from Florence to Milan while Giuseppe Marotta in late yesterday morning tried to put water on fire: “Pure conspiracies which I will just ignore it.” Alliance aside, Mauro Icardi will not get back the captain’s armband: the choice is made, Inter will never give it back to him.
The demotion of Mauro Icardi was imposed for the good of the group: Wanda’s statements, the permission to go to Madrid to watch Boca-River, the fine of €100K (when Icardi returned late from Christmas holidays) that was not paid. These are just a few things that distance Icardi away from the group and he will be so until Friday when Inter will be in Cagliari for another league game.
In recent days, Matias Vecino tried to reason with the former captain. The Uruguayan called Icardi, explaining that the group still considers him to be important and ready to welcome him back with open arms: just a clarification from the striker would be enough. Icardi? Well, he didn’t listen to it and decided not to take any steps to mend the relationship.