The striker converted a Panenka-style chipped penalty to beat Udinese 1-0 this evening, just days after their European exit.
“We had to send a signal after Tuesday’s game, as we were disappointed by what happened, but knew we were still here in Serie A and can catch the teams ahead of us,” Icardi told Sky Sport Italia.
“We can forget about the Champions League by winning the next games and end 2018 in the best way we can.
“I took the penalty like that because I needed to shake things up a bit. I’ve already taken penalties in every which way, so I decided this was the right time. As long as it’s a goal, that’s all that matters.”
Icardi’s wife and agent tweeted last night that she was looking through the pages of his contract renewal, so is there an announcement to make?
“She speaks to the club, I just have to do my work on the pitch. They’ll tell me when it’s time to sign and that way I don’t have to worry about it.”