Mauro Icardi remains out of action with Inter after he was stripped of his captaincy, but Javier Zanetti is eagerly awaiting his return.
Javier Zanetti is hopeful that Mauro Icardi will return to the field for Inter in the next two weeks.
Icardi was stripped of his captaincy last week and then withdrew himself from selection for the Europa League first-leg tie against Rapid Vienna.
The Argentina striker also missed the Serie A clash against Sampdoria and the return fixture versus Rapid, with Inter progressing in Europe and drawing Eintracht Frankfurt in the last 16.
Inter director Zanetti is keen to see Icardi back in the fold in time for the first leg on March 7, but he insists any decision on 26-year-oldâs availability will depend on what is best for the team.
âMauroâs still an important player for us,â Zanetti told Sky Sport Italia. âWe hope to have him back for this tie. It would help the team.
Frankfurt v Inter is the only tie involving 2 former winners.
â UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 22, 2019
âIâm sorry for the situation that has arisen but, I repeat, it must be sorted with the first thought being the good of the team.
âThe [captaincy] decision wasnât taken lightly, so I donât think itâll change. I havenât talked to him yet. Iâd like to let some time pass but, I reiterate, the team come first.â