PORTLAND – Mauro Icardi has moved to reassure fans by declaring himself to be "an Interista" in Portland on Wednesday.
"I’m going to be here until 2019," began Icardi. "I have a contract and we love it in Milan. The whole family wants to stay. It doesn’t distract me, I’ve been at Inter for three years and it’s been the same thing every season. I’m an Interista."
Icardi then looked back on the 2015/16 season.
"We started well but then dropped off. I could have scored a few more, but it wasn’t all that bad. The captain’s armband is never a burden – it’s an honour.
"Our objective for this year is to perform well and cause Juventus a few problems. You never know in football. Banega is a player with immense class. He’ll help us no end. I’ve always thought Ansaldi was a fantastic full-back. And now that I know him I can tell you that he’s a great professional."