Spalletti seeks more from Icardi

19 September 2017 04:36:58 EST

Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti believes there is still more to come from striker Mauro Icardi, who has scored five goals in four Serie A games this season.

The 24-year-old Argentina international has netted 76 goals in 129 Italian top-flight appearances since moving to the San Siro from Sampdoria in August 2013.

I've praised him for his displays, but he can get even better.

Luciano Spalletti

However, Spalletti thinks that there is still some untapped potential in his player, with the Nerazzurri boss singling out link-up play as a major aspect which could be improved.

He told reporters after a 2-0 win at Crotone, in which Icardi failed to find the net: "I've praised him for his displays, but he can get even better.

"Icardi inside the penalty area is impossible to stop, he is lethal. I would like him to join in more with the team play, but that takes nothing away from his finishing.

"There is room for improvement. He has received a lot of praise, but the team have also played their part too.

"Individuals are important. All of the great teams know how valuable individual players are, but if they can't make the difference, only collective play allows you to win matches."

Inter currently lie third in the Serie A standings, having all four of their games to date, while leaders Napoli and reigning champions Juventus also have a maximum 12 points.

Spalletti's side are back in action on Tuesday evening when they head to Bologna, where they have won on four of their last five league visits.

Inter are available at 8/13 to take all three points on Tuesday evening, with Icardi 2/1 to score the first goal of the game and 21/20 to be the first goalscorer for the Nerazzurri.

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