Osvaldo is fighting Osvaldo, says Crespo

The former Argentina international has criticised the Inter forward’s attitude, but refuses to write him off just yet

Former Inter striker Hernan Crespo believes Dani Osvaldo has a mental problem and feels the Argentina-born striker is his own biggest enemy.

The 29-year-old attacker has been no stranger to controversy throughout his career and his time at Inter has been no exception.

Osvaldo attempted to attack team-mate Mauro Icardi earlier this season after the young forward had gone for goal himself rather than set up the Southampton loanee, while he went AWOL earlier this week to underline his dismay with his lack of game time in recent weeks.

Crespo refuses to write off the controversial striker just yet, although he has stressed the forward will have to improve his behaviour if he is ever to return to his former best.

“Osvaldo’s problem comes from within himself,” Crespo told Milan Channel.

“The problem is how ready is he mentally to accept the decisions and the rules that come with the job. It’s Osvaldo fighting against Osvaldo

“It’s a mental problem, if he’s able to calm down he can get back to doing well, playing in the national team and scoring.

“He has great talent and he can make the difference. He’s an exciting player who raises expectations.”

Osvaldo has netted five goals in 12 Serie A appearances for Inter so far this term.

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