Icardi Admits Last Season Was Difficult at Inter Milan

Paris Saint-Germain recently unveiled new gear from their partnership with fashion brand Hugo Boss with striker Mauro Icardi as their model.

Icardi joined PSG last summer on the last day of the transfer window via a loan from Inter Milan. Through eight appearances, the Argentine has seven goals in all competitions and is the unquestioned starter at striker for Thomas Tuchel.

If Icardi continues to bang in goals and not cause trouble off the pitch, it’s like the club will activate the €70 million option to purchase from Inter as reported by Marca, which would be a steal considering his quality and the fact he’s in his prime at 26-year-old.

In an interview with Hypebeast, Icardi revealed that last season with the Italian club was difficult and that his goal is to score goals for PSG to become one of the best strikers in the world. Here are a few highlights from his interview with the magazine:

After a particular and difficult year could we say last season, it’s the year of your return to the foreground?

It’s true that last year was not easy even though I had the opportunity to play a lot of games and score a few goals. My ambition is to keep improving and I want to continue to be one of the most important attackers in the world. I can only do this by scoring as many goals as I can and by working ever harder to achieve my goals. That’s all that matters to me.

You signed in the last moments of the summer transfer window to PSG. Your arrival and your installation were not too difficult?

Difficult, no. But since we are a big family with five children, change is more complicated for them. They are still in school in Milan and they join me here during the holidays. We did not want to change everything for them, precisely. But we are good. And when I have free time, I visit them in Milan where we still have our house.

When you played at Inter, you lived near the stadium. Did you make the same choice here?

Yes in Milan, I even lived right in front of the stadium. Here, I am a little further, I settled in Neuilly. It’s not really close, but it’s not that far (laughs).

Paris and Milan are the two cities most associated with fashion in the world. Is it justified according to you?

Yes of course. I do not know if Milan is the most important city in terms of fashion, but it’s definitely one of the main ones. Personally, I love fashion and I follow it carefully. So now that I’m in Paris, I can continue to enjoy it. When I arrived, I immediately went to see fashion shows at Fashion Week. But I see Paris at the same level as Milan, maybe even a notch above, in terms of fashion.

In Paris, the media pressure is stronger than almost anywhere else. How do you manage this pressure?

I am someone who does not suffer much from the pressure. The media pressure, I suffered from Argentina and Italy. It’s a habit, something that constantly accompanies me. This is the game and the lot of a known person. But I’m quiet. The pressure does not affect me in the least.

Read the full interview at Hypebeast.com.

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