Goal-shy Icardi needs to work harder – Ambrosini

The Argentine striker needs to work harder for the team, says ex-AC anchorman Ambrosini, ahead of the Nerazzuri’s trip to struggling Bologna on Tuesday

Former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has questioned the work ethic of striker Mauro Icardi ahead of Inter’s trip to Bologna on Tuesday.

Icardi has found goals difficult to come by this season, having only struck twice in eight Serie A games.

A disappointing 1-1 draw with Palermo last time out saw the Argentine fail to even register a shot on target, with Inter stumbling through a winless run of four games.  

And Ambrosini claims the Nerazzurri captain has to take responsibility for his poor performances.  

“He moans a lot, but he cannot play with others,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“Icardi should think first about playing well for the team. With the quality he has, the goal will not take long to come, but now the important thing is that the team gains confidence together.”

Head coach Roberto Mancini has been quick to defend Icardi, telling Media Premium: “These periods happen to all strikers at some stage, the important thing is that he stays calm and takes part in the team move.

“I don’t know if it’s an issue of service, but he’s only been playing alongside [Stevan] Jovetic for seven games, so they need time to gel.”

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