A hat-trick is something special for any footballer, usually striker, but when those three goals are scored in a derby, and your team win 3-2, it really doesn’t get much better than that…
Taking home the match ball is a special feeling, I can’t describe it. I had spoken to some of my team-mates and knew I had to score today, so I am holding on tight to this ball
Mauro Icardi told Mediaset Premium after Inter’s 3-2 triumph over Milan, in which he scored all three goals for his team, the last one from the penalty spot just before the final whistle.
I let the critics talk, then I do what I have to do on the pitch; I help the team and score goals. You can’t always score, of course. I am happy for me and for Inter, above all for this victory
the Argentine said, when asked if his goals were an ‘answer’ to all the criticism he had received since the start of the season, as he hadn’t scored (other than from the penalty spot) since August 31.
As for Inter’s chances of winning the championship title this season;
It’s too early to talk about a Scudetto challenge. We are doing things the right way from pre-season and now we have to think about the next match against a great opponent like Napoli. It’s a special match because they are the leaders and play the best football in Europe
the Inter captain said, having already turned his focus to the huge game against the Serie A leaders, Napoli, next weekend.