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Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri has criticised his striker Mauro Icardi after the forward decided to celebrate in an exuberant manner against Sampdoria after scoring the first goal against the club. The encounter was more than just a football match for Inter forward Mauro Icardi and Sampdoria counterpart Maxi Lopez. It has been revealed in the last few weeks that Icardi has been involved in an affair with Lopez’ former wife. The love triangle appears to have spoiled a great relationship and friendship between Lopez and Icardi.
The duo were teammates at Sampdoria before Icardi moved to Inter recently. Icardi tried to shake hands with Lopez before the match, but this offer was rejected by the Sampdoria striker. Icardi then went on to create a big impression by scoring two goals – with one being from the penalty spot. His celebration after scoring the first goal appeared to kindle the emotions of Sampdoria fans, as he put his hands began his fears claiming that he could not hear the opposition. The referee booked him with a yellow card, but he continued his impressive form by scoring the second half the spot.
Meanwhile, the day went from bad to worse for Lopez and Sampdoria, as he missed the penalty that would have given them a crucial goal.
“Up until his goal, he had conducted himself perfectly. All he then had to do was go back to the centre of the field and not make that gesture, even if it didn’t seem to be anything scandalous. He did his job and showed great personality, considering the atmosphere which had been created around him. If he carries on like this, and we manage to get rid of all the superfluous things about him, then he’s going to become a great player,” said Mazzarri after the match.