Friday February 22 2019
Maxi Lopez: Icardi deserves better

Maxi Lopez admits Mauro Icardi deserves a better agent than Wanda Nara but claims the Inter striker has a ‘worse attitude’ than his ex-wife.

Wanda was married to Lopez with three children but divorced amidst allegations that she was having an affair with Icardi, who was a then-teammate of his fellow Argentine at Sampdoria.

“I hope Argentina always win,” the 34-year-old told Radio La 990.

“If he plays I’ll still support the national team. I don’t care who their striker is, but Wanda is too chatty for Italy.

“Italian executives are much harder to deal with than Argentine ones. Italy is a different matter.

“I think what’s happening is that the Inter executives have got fed up with her and her way of doing things, plus Icardi isn’t playing at the same level as he did in the past and this situation was created on the back of that.

“Good agents make the difference because they know how to read moments like these. They know when to press, when to speak, when to keep quiet.

“I believe that a player of his quality must be represented by a person who befits his quality.

“Wanda offered to become my agent too but no, I never had her as an agent. I wanted to preserve my family, I wanted harmony and I wanted to separate the two.

“I’ve always tried to keep a low profile for my children. My objective has always been that so my children couldn’t criticise me once they grew up.

“That’s why I’ve preferred to clam up. Sometimes I react but my objective has always been to protect my children. I only reply when they attack me.

“Now I’m not seeing my children. Sometimes I’m not even allowed to talk to them on the phone.

“The last time I saw them was in December. I saw them a few hours in January after I asked Vasco for special dispensation.

“My relationship with Wanda is difficult. There’s no harmony. For many years we only spoke through lawyers because it was so complicated.

“Mauro has the same attitude as her, sometimes even worse. It’s for that reason I decided not to stay in touch with him.

“His behaviour is always the same. I told him he’d understand certain things once he became a father, but he didn’t.

“For example, yesterday was my son’s birthday and they attacked me over the phone. What kind of relationship can you have with people like that?”

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