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Icardi: Why I Chose Argentina Over Spain & Italy

Mauro Icardi: Why I Chose Argentina Over Spain

By SL International - Mar 21, 2018 02:46 PM

Inter Milan star striker, Mauro Icardi, who has been linked with Real Madrid, has revealed why he decided to play for Argentina over Spain and Italy.

Read: Argentina Confirm Squad For Italy & Spain Friendlies, Big Stars Remain Out

Icardi brought up 100 goals in Serie A this past weekend after netting four goals in Inter's 5-0 win over Sampdoria.

The striker also came through the Barcelona youth ranks, where he joined the Catalan giants at age 15.

"There was the possibility of going to the Italian national team," Icardi said in an interview with the Italian magazine Rivista Undici, according to Marca.

"They called me for the Under-21 and I fought with Sampdoria (his previous team) because I did not want to go, I wanted Argentina.

"The Spaniards also tried, they called my father, but I always wanted Argentina, and I got it, it has been difficult, but I reached my goal."

Icardi also cited Barca star Lionel Messi as one of his reason to play for Argentina.

"I think that playing with the best of the world here at Inter would be a dream and I am talking about [Lionel] Messi, obviously," Icardi confessed.

"But he is linked to Barcelona and I think it is a dream that is almost impossible."

Read: Icardi Scores Four, Napoli Close The Gap On Juve

Do you think Icardi made the right decision to snub Spain and Italy for Argenitna? Have your say in the comment section below.



Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Mar 22, 2018 09:42 AM
Than help argentina to win world cup
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Pirates_999 Mar 22, 2018 09:00 AM
I didn't know a player can choose which country he wants to play for, but now I know. thank you SL
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MR E Mar 22, 2018 03:07 AM
This boy can go and do better at madrid and replace benzima!
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Bugatti Boy Mar 21, 2018 04:23 PM
Mxm. ya mommies are cows esi holes
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Because you're a cow...

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