Icardi on PSG’s Champions League Chances, Neymar and Relationship With Tuchel

Mauro Icardi has certainly impressed Paris Saint-Germain this season. The Argentine has tallied 20 goals in all competitions so far this season. PSG club officials were so pleased with his performances that they elected to trigger the buy option in the loan agreement with Inter Milan.

In an exclusive interview with the French publication France Football, Icardi touched on a number of topics about his debut season with PSG. For one, he talked about his mindset on the pitch and approach as a score-first striker.

“There is only one thing that interests me, and that is that I am in a position to score when the ball hits me,” Icardi said. “Whether I touch the ball a lot or a little, it doesn’t matter to me.”

He also spoke about his growing relationship with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel.

“He kind of gave me the keys to PSG, if I may say so, immediately giving me my chance,” Icardi said. “We both talk a lot. He tells me how he sees things, gives me a lot of advice to improve myself. We have a very good relationship.”

Icardi has had a good bond with Neymar on the pitch. He provided some insight into what it has been like to have the Brazilian star as a teammate.

“We know very well what kind of player Neymar is,” Icardi said. “And when you really know the man, you can only get along with him because he is someone who is far removed from the stories the media reports. He is a teammate who does not hesitate to face it, to make sure that others feel good. It is this state of mind that we need.”

Much of the focus for PSG this season is on its UEFA Champions League aspirations. For Icardi, he aims to help the club win its first-ever Champions League title.

“In recent years the team have failed in the Champions League, and we are all very involved in changing that,” Icardi said. “The club’s objective is to reach the final, and God willing to finally be able to lift this trophy, because that is the reason why the club has invested in recent year.”

Icardi is enjoying his time with PSG, and he sure hopes to make his first campaign with the side one to remember.

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