Thursday February 14 2019
Icardi messages for Inter

Mauro Icardi has been giving his response to Inter via social media and none of it points towards a reconciliation.

The striker was stripped of the captaincy yesterday, with the armband handed to Samir Handanovic, then he refused to take part in the Europa League trip to Rapid Vienna.

The reasons for all of this have not been made clear, other than Coach Luciano Spalletti and director Piero Ausilio insisting it was a painful decision they had to think very carefully about.

Icardi has reserved his response to social media and so far the tension is only increasing.

He posted an image this afternoon of him undergoing physiotherapy at the training ground, but director Ausilio then told Sky Sport Italia it was simply routine, as he had no injury concerns.

Just as Inter were kicking off against Rapid Vienna, Icardi posted on social media that he was spending Valentine’s Day with his wife – and agent – Wanda Nara.

This evening, after the game and post-match comments, he posted this on Instagram.

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.” Mark Twain

Wanda also added her own comment on Twitter and Instagram, with an image of her hugging her husband.

“You taught us what it means to dream, suffer, fight, sacrifice, cry, battle, value, fly, stay and live for love. Those who choose with the heart are never wrong.”

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