Inter 2-0 Atalanta FT:
A brilliant brace from the captain sees Luciano Spalletti’s men maintain their unbeaten start and move up to 2nd in the table ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/QQWAdEg8Jy
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 19, 2017
“Nobody had scored against Atalanta from a set-play, but Icardi did, because he’s like a raptor pouncing on its prey,” he told Mediaset Premium, quoted by Goal.
“Icardi is a champion, but I am one of those coaches who think a victory is always credited to the whole team. We allowed Atalanta very little, kept it tight, recreating those attacking movements that give you the advantage when trying to score.
“Inter have their own identity and tonight played like a mature team that knows when to wait for the important moment, knows where it wants to go and how to get there.”
Such is Icardi’s insatiable thirst for goals, he was quick to point out after the game that he was disappointed not to have taken his chance in the first-half.
“I made the most of those two great crosses,” Icardi said.
“It’s an important victory because it’s what we needed to do. We just had to focus on ourselves and to win.”