Mauro Icardi has been performing at the top level for last five years at Inter Milan. He is Inter’s top scorer in Serie A as well, but it’s quite unfortunate that the door of Argentina national team has yet not opened for him. Two days ago, Jorge Sampaoli announced his squad for the friendly against Italy & Spain, and once again Icardi was ignored. He reminds Jorge Sampaoli of him striking four against Sampdoria on Sunday sending him a strong message.
Icardi is Serie A leading goal scorer for this season as well as his four-goal fest against Sampdoria took his tally to 22 leaving him only behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. He also becomes 6th youngest in Serie A to score 100 goals, but it’s sad that his talent is ignored in his own country.
Mauro Icardi just scored a 14-minute hat-trick in Serie A. No one notices it cause he is not Ronaldo or Messi. pic.twitter.com/BRtRhWoqUL
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) March 18, 2018
His personal life has always been linked to his professional life. However, Argentina national football team influential people have been rubbishing this, but it’s fact that he is ignored because of his marriage to Wanda Nara. Wanda was first married to Maxi Lopez former Argentine national team player, but she ditched him for Icardi.
Few of Lopez’s friends haven’t been able to forgive Icardi and even Argentina national team’s coach thinks that he brings unrest in the team. Current national team coach Jorge Sampaoli gave a national call-up to Icardi in November last year which was his only second call for La Albiceleste and first since 2013.
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 18, 2018
Argentine great and former national team coach Diego Maradona didn’t like it. He blasted Sampaoli decision as Football Italia reports, “Sampaoli brought a sorcerer to Ecuador, which is as bad as calling an injured Icardi when you leave out Higuain, who has always scored goals. He [cardi] didn’t play, granted, but he was there. You can’t leave Kun [Sergio] Aguero of the first list and call this Pata de Lana (someone who steals his friend’s wife). The one with the woman (referring to Wanda Nara) who wants to get involved in football and be his agent, the one who plays ball with Maxi Lopez’s children.”
Maradona comments may have influenced Sampaoli decision and he also victimized Icardi’s national team dream leaving him out of the squad for the friendly against Italy and Spain. Icardi needed a reaction and he came up with scoring four goals against Sampdoria leaving a strong message to Sampaoli. Maybe next time, Sampaoli gave a call to Icardi, but the time is running out for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 selection.