Wanda Nara, the wife of Inter striker Mauro Icardi, says she is willing to criticise her husband after taking on a punditry role for Mediaset.
Nara will appear on the football show Tiki Taka, which aires every Monday on Italia 1 this season, and the Argentine media personality – who is also Icardi’s agent – rejected suggestions that she would show any bias towards Inter.
“Mediaset called me for years, but I’ve accepted them now because I can,” she told Corriere della Sera.
“Isabella, my youngest daughter, begins nursery in September, so I’ll have a few more hours free.
“After that, Mauro is often at home on Monday nights. We’ve decided together, he agrees with it and he’s happy.
“I’m an independent woman, I’ve always worked and I don’t want to depend in any way on a man, even my husband, whom I love.
“I’m an Inter fanatic, but I'll be neutral. I’ll improve my knowledge about the other teams, plus my friends and professionals will help me.
“Criticising Mauro on TV? What’s the big deal?”