The two strikers nearly came to blows on the pitch on Tuesday night, but the Argentine insists the incident will soon be forgotten about after admitting he was in the wrong
Mauro Icardi has revealed his on-field argument with Pablo Osvaldo in Inter’s 1-1 draw with Juventus was prompted by his failure to pass the ball to his team-mate.
The pair almost came to blows in Turin on Tuesday night, where the Argentine struck in the second half to earn a point for his side, before opting to shoot rather than square for his fellow striker as he stood unmarked inside the box late on.
Osvaldo reacted by running over to his strike partner and launching a volley of verbal abuse in his face and after the game Icardi confessed he should have gone for the unselfish option.
“I got it wrong as I should have passed to Osvaldo, but I saw a gap,” he told reporters.
“These things happen out on the field and then everything is ok. But I was wrong, I had to pass it to him in hindsight. But we must stick together and fight and see where we are at the end of the season.”
The episode is the latest in a number of high-profile incidents that have marred Icardi’s time in Italy.
The 21-year-old had an affair with former team-mate Maxi Lopez’s then wife, Wanda Naira, while his conduct on social media has often come under-fire.
But the player insists he wants to remain in Milan, adding: “I always say that I want to stay here. My agent says it and so do the club. There is nothing more to add.”
Tuesday night’s draw continues Inter’s resurgence under new boss Roberto Mancini, with the club unbeaten in their last four games and sat in 11th place in Serie A on 22 points.