GdS - Mauro Icardi proving his merit on the biggest stage of all: UEFA Champions League
The Gazzetta dello Sport, after 3 goals in 4 games, highlights the quality and merits of Mauro Icardi in the Champions League.
“From the group of players who made their debut in the Champions League from the first edition in 1992-93 to this year, there are only 44 players who, like the Inter captain, started out in this competition scoring 3 goals in 4 games, not even Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were able to get this good of a start in the Champions League. Of the top 10 goalscorers in this competition, only Henry, Benzema and Shevchenko managed to achieve this result.”
This statistic is indicative for how much Mauro has grown over the years.
“Mauro is like a racing train that only makes a few stops. From the masterful goal against Tottenham to the very important one versus Barcelona, the Argentinian has now scored 7 goals in the last 9 games, only missing Genoa (didn’t play) and Barcelona at Camp Nou. The Champions League was going to be some sort of exam for him but turns out, it is a trampoline pushing Icardi even further in the rankings of top forwards in the world. The feeling is that next summer, teams will be ready to pay the release clause to take him away from Inter. Renewing it or not, it will be up to him to decide whether to confirm his love with the city of Milan.”