Mauro Icardi is available and will start tomorrow night at the Marassi against Genoa. Last night, the club advised Luciano Spalletti to sort of relaunch the Argentinian striker again as he can be decisive and fundamental for the club’s Champions League ambition next season.
Mouth shut, head down in training, this was the attitude of the former Inter captain yesterday in training who did not want to fuel controversy after the comments made by his coach post Inter-Lazio.
A truce was already ratified about two weeks ago when the Argentinian striker had a face-to-face with Steven Zhang. The agreement was clear then: together for the final part of the season and then farewell in June. Inter have objectives and must have Icardi in the lineup to increase the chances of achieving those objectives. Controversy of previous weeks were set aside, obviously without a request for him to apologize in the dressing room.
Spalletti, however, did not fully endorse the negotiation for Icardi’s immediate return, wanting to enforce certain principles on which he founded his team, starting with the exclusion of Nainggolan (Napoli) for repeatedly showing up to training late. He used the same principles when he left out Icardi against Lazio. This decision was also endorsed by management although they did not expect the outburst against the former captain after the game.
Icardi remains an asset to be protected and not to devalue too much, in order to avoid selling him at a lower transfer fee in the summer. Thus, this definitive stop to the controversy is necessary. All are united starting today and until the end of May in the name of Inter. All together for a common goal: the return to the Champions League. Then at the end of the season, it will be time for dealing with financial accounts and farewells.