Politano admits Inter Milan miss Icardi

Matteo Politano admits Inter Milan needs Mauro Icardi ahead of the club’s crucial games starting with the Milan derby.

The Argentine has failed to play for the Nerazzurri for the past one month after losing the captain’s armband to Hanandovic.

And Politano admitted they need him on the pitch for the remainder of the Serie A and Europa League campaign.

“It’s normal to miss Icardi,” he said in a quote cited on Football Italia.

“For six months he was crucial for us. Now we hope he returns soon. He has a knee problem and he’ll decide when to come back.

“He’ll be at San Siro like always. For us, it’s an honour to have him at the stadium, even if we prefer to have him on the pitch.”

Fellow striker Lautaro is set to miss the club’s Europa League tie against Frankfurt on Thursday, with the game locked on 0-0 after the first leg in Germany.

Frank de Boer recalls his terrible Inter Milan experience

Frank de Boer recalled his ill-fated brief spell in charge of Inter Milan, where he was made to feel undermined by the club.

“Lautaro’s similar to Icardi. They’re both strong in the penalty area and they make everything easier for us.

“Tactically everything has stayed the same. We have so many matches coming up, we have to prepare for them one at a time.

“The first one is on Thursday, then there’s the derby.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here