Crespo: "In the box, Icardi has no rival. Inter must not sell him"
Speaking to the Gazzetta dello Sport, former Inter forward Hernan Crespo discusses his countryman Mauro Icardi, the captain and symbol of the present and, who knows, the future of Inter.
“If you truly want to be great again, you must not ignore a forward like Icardi, a staple of the new project. I would never sell him even for a big offer. What kind of sign would that be if Inter were to sold their best player, their captain? I do not know teams that get stronger by selling their best players. If anything, it is important to build around the best player with a group that can give support, to make the best player to perform at his best.
“Icardi, in the penalty area, has no rivals. When he gets a cross, he is deadly. Of course, if you want to centralize the team’s movement then perhaps Higuain or Aguero is more suitable but if you want to do it like Inter which is sending crosses in clusters in the area, then Icardi is the best. He has quick thinking process and execution. He is physical like a bull, shoots well with his right or left and great in the air as well. After Ronaldo and Messi, who are on another planet, there are many strikers who are up for the third place in the podium and in my opinion, Icardi deserves to be there.”