Sunday March 10 2019
Marotta: 'Common sense on Icardi'

Sport CEO Beppe Marotta tried to call for “common sense” in the Mauro Icardi saga. “Inter’s daily life continues.”

The Nerazzurri host SPAL today in Serie A, but Icardi is still refusing to train with the team, insisting he feels “pain” in his knee, even after doctors gave the all-clear.

“There is great optimism on the Icardi front, but let’s just say these are moments that help you in the media to get something in the news every day,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“Inter’s daily life continues, we have other issues to deal with, other competitions, other objectives, other motivations.  

“I’m a veteran of this world, I’ve seen all sorts of things, so we have to look at it with a good dose of common sense. It is an extraordinary moment, but in a way that is ordinary.

“Faced with a situation like this, it’s right to initially stand up. We are a family, so on the one side there are rules, on the other there is common sense, the intelligence and methodology of dealing with a squad and group of people.

“I maintain we can deal with it perfectly calmly. We are as one, the club, Coach and players, because we all have the objective in mind and want to win.”

Marotta was asked if Inter could end up suing Icardi and his agent for damages?

“If we were to ask for damages, it’d be a huge failure.”

Will Icari be feasibly ready to play in the Derby della Madonnina with Milan next week?

“I don’t know. I can only say that as a football man, this forced absence means he might not have the right fitness levels to play at his best, should he be available. That’s a decision for the Coach to make.”

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