The Argentine who was born in the same place as Lionel Messi and Di Maria is now on the Headlines throughout the whole World, and this time, it’s not because he stole someone’s wife. The truth needs to be said. Icardi is turning out to be a truly World-class Striker.
Nowadays, I would say that Icardi is amongst the top-5 best Strikers in the world. He’s scoring goals every single game. He’s literally on fire. And again, I’m not talking about he being on fire with someone else’s wife.
Let’s take a look on Icardi’s numbers so far this season:
He’s played 11 games. 8 for the Italian league, Serie A, and 3 for the UEFA Champions League. He’s scored 8 goals. 6 for the Serie A and 2 on the European Cup and gave 2 assists on the Italian league as well.
Exceptional numbers. They become even more relevant when we consider that He’s been scoring important goals, such as the late winner against Milan on the Derby of Milan, and the equalizer against Tottenham on the Champions.
He was also Serie A’s top scorer last season, finishing the season off with 29 goals and was vital for Inter’s 4th place campaign.
Even with these fantastic numbers, Jorge Sampaoli, Argentina’s manager, went for an unexplainable option of not selecting Icardi to play the Russian Cup, which surely had a mega impact on their campaign, as they were knocked out by France on the Round of 16, lacking 1 goal to force the Extra time.
Despite the ‘Dark past’ and the ‘Bad boy’ fame, Icardi has achieved a great level. He’s improved his game and also, the external factors. He was reportedly selfish, and back and forth was involved in a polemic. Now he has become not only Inter’s captain but also, their hope. If Icardi doesn’t score, Inter will lose, and it’s a fact.
If he can keep this form up, it will be no surprise to see he completing a move towards the Premier League, or going to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.