Icardi blasts Inter boo boys

The Argentine is upset with the behaviour of some of the club’s fans, saying those that whistle the players do not truly love the Nerazzurri

Mauro Icardi has hit out at Inter supporters who jeered the team during Wednesday’s Serie A victory over Sampdoria.

The striker scored a 90th-minute penalty to secure a 1-0 win for the Nerazzurri, the second match in succession where an Icardi spot-kick proved decisive for Walter Mazzarri’s men, after Sunday’s single-goal success at Cesena.

Some fans voiced their disapproval with Inter’s struggle to break down previously unbeaten Sampdoria with boos and whistles.

Icardi was thus keen to express his gratitude to those who stuck by Inter during the game, but stated that those who whistled the players are not true supporters.

“We don’t feel the criticism,” the 21-year-old attacker told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “We go out on to the pitch to win, and we have to continue like this.

“Those who whistle do not love Inter. But there are also those who support us for 90 minutes … those are the real fans.”

Icardi previously played for Sampdoria between 2011 and 2013, but he insisted that the goal against his former side was no more important than any other.

“No [it is no better scoring against Sampdoria], it’s the same as scoring against other teams, although they launched my career,” the Argentine explained.

“It was important for the team, and we continue on the road we started against Cesena.

“We have a game every two days, and we have to work very hard.” 

Icardi has now netted five goals in nine Serie A appearances this term.

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