Luciano Spalletti has described Mauro Icardi as a champion and a raptor ready to pounce on its prey, after his brace against Atalanta.
Inter won 2-0 against Atalanta, with Icardi scoring both goals, and taking his tally to 13 goals so far this season.
Inter Milan are now second on the table, two points behind leaders Napoli and Spalletti was full of praise for the Argentine forward.
“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.
“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.”