Along with Inter Milan, Icardi became the true leader. The sharp instincts and high leadership spirit made La Beneamata dare to pin the captain armband to this Argentine player.
Inter Milan’s former striker, Diego Milito, commended Mauro Icardi. According to Milito, Icardi was able to do extraordinary things at a relatively young age.
“Icardi is a great attacker. He has done extraordinary things with a team as big as Inter Milan.”
“I hope he can continue his performance because he is a great attacker. He has plenty of room to develop since he is young and plays well.”
Mauro Icardi joined Inter Milan after being bought from Sampdoria for 13 million euros, or around Rp. 183 billion in the 2013 summer transfer market. Despite not yet presenting any title for I Nerazzurri, Icardi has contributed a lot of important goals to the Milan-based team.
Season after season, Mauro Icardi’s appearance continues to grow rapidly with Inter Milan. This Argentine striker became a predator on the front lines. Since being trusted as the captain of Inter Milan, Icardi became matured. He became a leader on the field for Luciano Spalletti’s team. The 25-year-old player contributed greatly to the Nerazzurri’s impressive performances. Icardi’s head and legs have extraordinary sharpness.
Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini also commented on the greatness of Mauro Icardi,
“When I watch Inter Milan, I was really impressed by Icardi’s effort to win the ball.”
But behind the compliments within his career, Mauro Icardi also has various controversy stories that had disappointed many people disappointed and hate him.
On his way to becoming Serie A’s top scorer, Icardi was facing a problem that made a commotion to the world of Italian football. He married Wanda Nara who was the ex-wife of his colleague when he was still defending Sampdoria, named Maxi Lopez.
Icardi openly expressed his love for Wanda when Wanda was still the wife of Lopez. The romance of Wanda and Icardi also flooded the Italian media because both of them did not hesitate to show intimacy in public. Icardi itself does not really care about what the Italian media and public were talking about. He also did not care if he would be labeled as a bad boy and continued to get negative views.
“Let the young man be wrong, then he will wrongly study,” said a philosopher about the actions of Mauro Icardi
But what was done by Mauro Icardi was already too wrong. “Like a fence which ate its plants” is the proverb that deserves to be pinned on him. Icardi, who was only 21 years old, consciously try to win the wife of someone who was none other than his own teammate.
Besides his controversial romance, Icardi had also been involved in bickering with supporters of La Beneamata or commonly called Curva Nord 1969.
The Curva Nord 1969 conflict with Icardi began when he launched his autobiography entitled Semper Avanti, la Mia Storia Segreta. In the book, he considers himself to be a hero in the dressing room because he feels the Inter Milan’s supporters have never respected the team when they lose.
The reason was stated by Icardi when he dared to come to the stands of Curva Nord in 1969 as Inter were defeated by Sassuolo, in February 2015. Along with Fredy Guarin, Icardi was invited to speak to some of the 1969 Curva Nord frontmen and give his T-shirt to a small child. However, the shirt given by Icardi to the little boy was taken by a Curva Nord 1969 and threw back to Icardi.
Icardi responded to the man, “Damn it! Why are you still arrogant in front of children? You think you are better than me?”
In the autobiography, Icardi also explained that he was ready to face Curva Nord one on one. “How many are they? 50? 100? 200? Well. I am not afraid. I will bring 100 criminals from Argentina who will kill them wherever they hide. Keep this in mind!”
The sentence had worsened the situation. The Curva Nord, who knew that, did not stay silent. During a match, the Inter Milan supporters put up a banner that written,
“Using children to justify yourself is not the right thing. We will throw mud on your face … You are not a man. Not also a captain. You are just cowardly trash! “
Even so, Interisti’s hopes that Icardi can be still an Inter’s player still exists. Because the owner of this Inter’s ninth number had said that he wanted to become an Inter legend player. He began to learn to respect his own supporters.
Icardi’s glory when competing in the green field proves that this Argentine man is truly extraordinary to be a great player, and of course, an Inter Milan legend.
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