Luciano Spalletti insists he has no problems with Mauro Icardi or his recent nude photos. “When he’s with us, he dresses as an Inter player.”
Inter are third in Serie A with only four games remaining but have drawn their last two and on Saturday visit an Udinese side who are fighting to stay up.
“Every game is decisive, plus we must also see what our rivals do,” Spalletti said at a Press conference.
“There are six teams going for two spots. Down to Lazio, they’re all in the running, I’m concerned about all of them because they can all qualify for the Champions League.
“Atalanta are no longer surprise packages. They’ve been coming up for years and they always manage to replenish their team.
“Torino have slipped into the race, Roma have always been strong. They’ve spent money on some great players.
“Playing a Udinese side fighting for survival at home is like facing a direct rival in terms of difficulty. We have a tough game, but we have to win it.
“A lot of picking a team depends on what you think and do during the week. It’s crucial to give Udinese the same kind of importance.
“Sometimes we’re forced to make changes and that leads to drops, which have affected us in recent years. If you train well, you’re always ready for the task at hand.
“There are no differences between the approach we have at home and away from home.
“Our attitude is always the same. We always want to play in the opposing half of the pitch.
“Yesterday I watched Chelsea against Eintracht in the Europa League and I remembered we were the only team who didn’t concede a goal in Frankfurt.
“To improve, you need to apply more and more pressure and play closer to your opponents’ box.
“We’ll try to make authentic choices next season, where we recognise where we want to go.
The Coach was then asked about Icardi’s activity on social media, which saw him pose topless with agent-wife Wanda Nara.
“When he’s with us he dresses as an Inter player. That’s what interests me. This week he trained well like the others.
“A few things have happened that may have limited him in the last period but, even if he hasn’t scored from open play, he’s important for the team.
“He has the virtue of being balanced. I met him like that and I find him in the same way. I have no problem with him.
“My future is ‘Udinese-Inter’, not ‘Icardi or not Icardi’. I have no problem getting any player to play or train. The future is inter.”
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 1, 2019
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