The absence of Mauro Icardi lasted 336 minutes. The Argentine went dry from the game against Hellas Verona but in the second half of yesterday’s match, he was able to bag his 25th from a delicious Rafinha back-heel pass. Securing a safe victory that was never in question for the Nerazzurri.
After this milestone, it’s only right to look back on his journey to this point with Gazzetta dello Sport: “After getting 10 goals with Sampdoria, Icardi was unable to hit double figures again in 2013-14, his only season without and his first with Inter. He then jumped to a tally of over double, scoring 22 goals for the Capocannoniere award (along with Luca Toni), followed by 16, 24 and now, currently, 25 goals. Amassing to a total of 107 Serie A goals and 97 for Inter alone.
The next challenge to is hit 100 goals for Inter in Serie A by May 20th. Mauro will need to do this for himself but also to help Inter reach the Champions League. A tournament in which Icardi is still yet to prove himself in. The Champions League is an obsession for Mauro, which could even lead to him playing in it with another shirt. Additionally, it is no secret that Mister Goal is also Mister Money, with a 110 million euro release clause, Inter and Icardi could still separate in the name of budget. The purchase of Lautaro Martinez is a clue”.