Reasons that Inter strip Icardi's captaincy: overall behavior, too quite and hardly making his presence known in dressing room, and also relationship with Wanda Nara
Tomorrow, Inter will return to the pitch in Europe against Rapid Vienna in the round of 16 against Rapid Vienna but the news of the day in Italy is about Mauro Icardi. The Argentinian is no longer captain (and he is not called up for the trip to Austria), with the armband going to Samir Handanovic. But what are the reasons for this decision?
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, once again, this decision was shared by management and Spalletti: a painful decision but made for the good of Inter. Above all, it is not linked to the situation concerning renewal and its lack of agreement. The motivations mainly concern Mauro Icardi’s behavior and how he is managing his role. The Argentinian is a captain who speaks very little in the dressing room, hardly makes his presence known as well. Personal situation and relationship with his wife and agent Wanda Nara were also taken into consideration.
For a long list of reasons and after analyzing them and the facts carefully, Inter decided to give the captain’s armband to Samir Handanovic as the club does not consider Mauro Icardi the ideal captain for Inter at the moment.
Source: Gianluca Di Marzio - Sky