Inter director Beppe Marotta called in live on TV to speak with Mauro Icardi’s wife Wanda and assure “we never doubted his commitment or professionalism.”
The chaos erupted on Wednesday when a terse statement on Twitter announced Icardi was no longer the captain of Inter, handing that over to Samir Handanovic instead.
Wanda is Icardi’s wife, agent and also a TV presenter on Mediaset show Tiki Taka, which is where she was speaking this evening when Inter CEO Marotta rang up to participate.
“We want to relax the situation, because the decision was made as we’ve said because the head of a family at times has to make some decisions to help the children grow,” said Marotta.
“Mauro is 25 years old, he has a road ahead of him and experience to earn. I tried explaining it personally, as did the Coach. I just wanted to reassure Wanda, as I was sad to see her cry, but wanted to make clear what we do is for the good of Inter, of Mauro, of the fans who make so many sacrifices for this club.
“I won’t get into the reasons here, but it was right to make this decision. Nothing is compromised.
“I wish to clarify we have never doubted the player’s commitment or professionalism. We’ll meet soon to discuss this issue, if she wants, but we have already agreed an appointment to present a new contract proposal.
“Again, they are free to accept or reject the offer. Nothing is compromised. Forza Inter.”