Javier Zanetti insists Mauro Icardi is “very happy” at Inter and that Luciano Spalletti has similarities with Jose Mourinho.
Icardi leads the scoring charts in Serie A with 16 goals, despite ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid, while Spalletti has taken the Nerazzurri top in his first half-season at San Siro.
“I’m very happy for Mauro,” the club legend told Tiki Taka.
“I’ve known him for a long time, he joined Inter at very young age but has always behaved like a great professional.
“Now he’s showing his value, both on and off the pitch, the fans are happy and we hope he can stay with us for as long as possible.
“Madrid? Mauro and his family are very happy here in Milan. He cares a lot about his armband and wants to embark on a beautiful journey with us. I hope he stays for a long time.
“Spalletti like Mourinho? The things they have in common is that they’re two great Coaches and two hard-workers.
“They work on details and convey great confidence to their teams, but comparisons are difficult to make. Everyone sees football differently.”
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