Mauro Icardi has called for “respect” and laid out his sacrifices and struggles with Inter Milan in a post on Instagram in the midst of an ongoing feud with the club that has seen him dropped from the team.
The striker has not featured for Inter since February 9, and was not part of the squad named for Friday’s contest against Cagliari.
Icardi and his wife Wanda Nara, who is also his agent, have been engaged in a contentious feud with club in recent weeks, with a new contract part of the issue, during which time the striker was stripped of the captaincy for reasons that have not been fully explained.
“When I felt that with my goals I could help Inter to be stronger, in many ways,” Icardi wrote. “Stronger than the problems of Financial Fair Play, stronger than our difficulties, when there were many to judge that as a team we were not worth much.
“At Inter, with Inter and despite all, I’ve always decided to stay, and for the love of these colours, I’ve turned down offers that most professional players would have refused.
Icardi went on to question whether he and the club are being treated with proper respect by some of those in power, though he notes that somethings strong disagreements can happen “in a family.”
“I do not know if at this moment there is love and respect towards Inter and towards me by some who make the decisions. I do not know if there is somebody with the desire to act and solve things only and exclusively for the love of Inter.