Banega wants Argentina call-up for Icardi

Argentina and Inter Milan forward Ever Banega is adamant that club teammate Mauro Icardi deserves a national team call-up following his goalscoring exploits.

The 23-year-old netted the equaliser in the 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Juventus at the weekend and Banega believes Icardi just needs to continue playing his natural game to be rewarded with a call-up.

"Obviously he deserves a call from the Seleccion, as he is scoring goals and I hope they do bring him in," he told FCInternews.

"He just needs to relax and continue playing the way he is now. We must all continue like this and step up the intensity in every training session and every game.

"We'll see where we are in five months. It was difficult against a side like Juve, but we gave our all and the key was not losing our heads the way we did in previous games. I have adapted well to Inter," Banega concluded.