Monday March 18 2019
Marotta: Inter didn't punish Icardi

Beppe Marotta is confident Mauro Icardi will be back soon and insists Inter did not punish the striker. “We’re a family and parents must make decisions…”

Icardi has not played since being stripped of Inter’s captaincy on February 13 and is nursing an alleged knee injury, although Marotta held ‘friendly’ talks with the striker and his agent-wife Wanda Nara earlier in the month.

“I hope the situation can mend itself,” the general manager told reporters.

“We’re a family and parents must make decisions for the sake of their children, but they’re not punishments. They’re made so the kids can grow and get better.

“That’s how our decision should be interpreted. I hope we can mend this rift as quickly as possible because Icardi is a good lad who has given a lot to Inter and can still give us so much.

“Now he’s struggling with a knee problem. We hope it heals as quickly as possible and that he returns to the group after rehabilitation.”

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