Former Juventus Coach Calls Icardi the Player That PSG Was Missing

Mauro Icardi didn’t score in the Coupe de France final against AS Saint-Étienne. However, the Argentina international is the missing piece for Paris Saint-Germain, according to tactical technician Christian Damiano, who recently spoke with L’Equipe (via Canal Supporters). 

Damiano is familiar with Icardi since he’s familiar with the Serie A having spent time on the coaching staff at Juventus FC, AS Roma, and Inter Milan. He believes that Icardi is the missing piece for PSG. Edinson Cavani began missing his goal-scoring opportunities in the last two seasons. However, Damiano knows that the former Inter Milan captain will put them in for goals. 

“Icardi is the player that PSG was missing. He gave and will give another dimension to the Parisian attack by enhancing the work of Di Maria, Mbappé, and Neymar. Icardi, it’s Trezeguet! The striker who is always in the right place, the one who will score the decisive goal. He has always had this feeling since Sampdoria,” Damiano said. 

“It also sticks better to PSG systems with the players in place, whether in 4-4-2 or 4-3-3. Where Cavani was losing too much energy, Icardi knows how to focus on the finish. It requires a maximum vigilance threshold in the area from which Mbappé and Neymar also benefit. This boy is made for the final games. He can take this last step for PSG in the Champions League.”

In late May, the 27-year-old made his loan with Paris Saint-Germain into a permanent stay, thus becoming the replacement for the outgoing Edinson Cavani. The reigns to the striker are Icardi’s, and all he has to do is find himself in the right positions. 

With talented players like Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappé, and Angel Di Maria feeding him passes, all Icardi needs to do is make sure the ball finds the back of the net. 

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