Sunday March 18 2018
Icardi: 'I just kept going!'

Mauro Icardi said he “wanted to reach 100 goals and then just kept going” after Inter crushed Sampdoria 5-0, but “it’s right” he won’t go to Argentina.

The 25-year-old striker found the net four times at Marassi this afternoon, taking his career tally to 103 Serie A goals.

“I really wanted to reach 100 goals and then I just kept going! It was a fine performance from the whole team and we got three very important points, which are more important than the goals,” Icardi told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was very important to get points. We showed a lot of sacrifice and team spirit to get a draw against Napoli, but with this win we can rest over the break and prepare to begin again with the right attitude.

“In football sometimes you can’t explain things. There was a period where we all should’ve done better and damaged ourselves, frittering away what we had built at the start of the season.

“We set an objective this term and we have to achieve it.”

Despite his stunning record, Icardi was not called up for Argentina this week by Jorge Sampaoli.

“I spoke to the Coach, I knew already that I was out. I was injured for four games and it was only right that others were chosen.”

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