San Siro like playing away for Inter Milan, says Mauro Icardi
Argentinian Mauro Icardi has hit out at the Inter fans who he said make their San Siro games feel like away trips following a 2-2 draw to Verona on Sunday.
Milan: Argentinian Mauro Icardi has hit out at the Inter fans who he said make their San Siro games feel like away trips following a 2-2 draw to Verona on Sunday.
Icardi hit a brace for the Nerazzurri after Luca Toni`s 10th-minute opener to give the struggling Serie A giants a 2-1 lead early in the second half.
Toni went on to miss a penalty after Inter midfielder Gary Medel saw red for a second bookable offence, but the visitors grabbed a precious point when Nico Lopez levelled at the death.
Inter`s players and their under-fire coach Walter Mazzarri were whistled off after their third draw of the campaign left them in ninth spot, 12 points behind Juve and one behind city rivals Milan.
Icardi was asked to explain a gesture after his first goal when he held his finger to his lips as he looked at fans, and he told Sky Sport: "I don`t like hearing whistles, because when you`re playing at home you want fans to be on your side. Playing at the San Siro makes you feel like you`re playing away from home.
"That`s why I made that gesture after my first goal. If the fans whistle us it hurts, but we have to accept it."
Icardi added: "It was terrible to have to settle for a draw so late in the match. But we have to accept it, we still have a point from the game."