?Inter forward Mauro Icardi has claimed scoring goals is his ‘mission in life’ while the Argentine intentional has also muted speculation over a possible move to Juventus or Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for Luciano Spalletti’s side this season, netting ten goals in 15 appearances, while the striker also scored his first goal for Argentina during a 2-0 win against Mexico at the end of November.
Despite his fine start to the season, the ?Inter captain has refused to rest on his laurels, revealing his desire to score every time he plays.
Speaking to ?Corriere dello Sport, he said: “A striker has to score goals, a midfielder builds the play, a defender defends and the goalkeeper makes saves.
“There is too much talk of how much I do or don’t participate in the team play, which many say isn’t very much, but I don’t care what the critics say.
“I have always lived for the goal, even as a kid. I can do it and I feel that I must do it. Scoring goals is my mission in life. I have scored an extra 100 goals since I was at Sampdoria, but I remain exactly the same player.”
?Icardi’s form in recent seasons has seen the striker linked with moves to the likes of ?Juventus
and ?Real Madrid, however he’s determined to remain at San Siro and win trophies with Inter.
He added: “I heard something…but you see, in some things I am the last to know, because my only interest is doing my job well. You’d have to ask (wife and agent) Wanda and (Inter director) Piero Ausilio.
“Did I ever come close to leaving? You’d have to ask the club. I always made my objectives clear. The first, to get Inter back into the Champions League, has been achieved. The second, win something with Inter.”