Mauro Icardi (29, Galatasaray) shakes off the sluggishness of the past and is making a big success every day. He is playing ‘happy soccer’ while reaching the ‘second peak’, such as steadily accumulating attack points recently.
Icardi started and scored multiple goals in the 2022-2023 메이저사이트season Turkiye Super League home game against Umraniyespor held at Neff Stadium in Istanbul on the 2nd (Korean time) and won Galatasaray 3-2 towed
Icardi, who played as the frontline striker on the day, remained silent throughout the first half before scoring with a penalty kick (PK) in the 15th minute of the second half when Galatasaray was trailing 1-2. Then, riding the flow, he led the come-from-behind victory by scoring the winning goal in the 36th minute of the second half.
Icardi, who scored multiple goals and accumulated attack points in three consecutive games, also exceeded one attack point per game in the Super League this season. According to ‘Opta’, a media specializing in sports statistics, he has played in 11 games (9 starts, 832 minutes in total) so far, scoring 8 goals and 5 assists.
In fact, when Icardi joined Galatasaray last summer, there were no expectations. This is because he failed to show any significant presence in Paris Saint-Germain in the 2021-2022 season. In fact, he only scored 5 goals in 30 official games (13 starts). In the end, as he was classified as a ‘candidate for release’, he was pushed back and transferred on loan.
However, Icardi perfectly succeeded in reviving, finding a sense of scoring again in Turkiye, which is rated one level lower than the top 5 European leagues. Amidst his performance, Galatasaray currently ranks first in the Super League alone (16 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses, 51 points).
Icardi is currently on loan, but Galatasaray is pursuing a full recruitment as he continues to perform brilliantly every day. In particular, as Paris Saint-Germain has already been excluded from the plan and has no plans to continue the partnership, it is observed that the negotiations will proceed smoothly.
Argentine-born Icardi made his professional debut at Sampdoria in 2012 and performed well, then joined Inter Milan the following year and played an active role as a key striker. In particular, he won the Italian Serie A top scorer in the 2014-15 season (22 goals) and the 2017-18 season (29 goals). Since then, he has continued his career with Galatasaray after going through Paris Saint-Germain.