AC Milan Legend Arrigo Sacchi Lambasts Mauro Icardi In Pablo Dybala Comparison, Says He Needs To Improve As A Man
Sacchi said that the Inter captain needed to improve as a man and only then he could improve as a player.
The former Italian national team coach said, “I spoke to Silvio Berlusconi two years ago – I told him to get Maurizio Sarri when he was Empoli coach and also Dybala as a player, who was then at Palermo. Dybala is a phenomenon, he’s a great player and a great guy.
“I always look at the man first. Dybala is fantastic and I’m sure he’s going to improve a lot. Icardi as a man is less reliable than Dybala. If he improves as a man he will grow because he also has a lot of talent.
“When I signed Frank Rijkaard I sent a man I trusted to Zaragoza for 20 days to watch how he trained, what he ate, how he behaved with rivals and team-mates. When I was wrong, I was wrong about the man and not about the footballer.
“Gonzalo Higuain had an incredible, incredible season and therefore he costs a lot. Do you know the world of football? It’s run on emotions and he gives great emotions. Now, the money being spent is a lot – I have fear looking at the future because football could break with excessive leadership or business.”
Icardi has had a good couple of seasons with the fallen Italian giants and is being linked with a move away from the club.
A host of Premier League clubs are said to be interested in the player, with Inter’s Serie A rivals Napoli also looking to acquire the services of the 23-year-old Argentine.
However, Icardi seems to be ignoring all the rumors surrounding his future , saying “There have been a lot of rumors over recent days. The truth is that I have been a long way from home for a month, so I’m not very informed about what is happening. The criticism? People looking from the outside can think whatever they want, I am staying calm.”
Inter boss Roberto Mancini also spoke on the players future at the club saying “Mauro Icardi is our captain. I don’t know what can happen in the future, but he is the captain.”