There is stagnation in formwithin the Inter camp and although Spalletti made it clear that he expected both Mauro Icardi and Keita Balde to return on Monday and team doctor, Piero Volpi’s, final assessment of the Argentine’s knee, which shows that nothing has changed, the striker continues to refuse his call-up.
Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport report that: “yesterday he had another physiotherapy session in the morning and only spent a few minutes with the squad at lunch time before returning home.”
The club can only wait. The next move is up to him. This rebellion has now lasted three weeks, far longer than anyone expected someone as mentally strong as Maurito to go since losing the armband.
In between Wanda’s appearances on television, arguments on Twitter with fans and flirting with Real Madrid on Instagram, it’s hypothesized that the next step in some sort of resolution of this dilemma will arrive in line with the club President’s return.
Mauro Icardi has requested to speak with Steven, as he believes the club intended to sell him all along. But Steven is not due in Milan until the Milan derby, therefore, Icardi would miss three crucial fixtures against Frankfurt and Spal. At which point, would it be too late to save himself?