Creator of 4 targets and three assists in 6 video games, Mauro Icardi finds colours in Galatasaray and begins to be adopted in Turkey. An area journalist and avid Galatasaray follower for a few years, Sinan Yilmaz sheds mild on the Argentine’s rebirth.
Icardi appears to be again to an honest degree at Galatasaray not too long ago. How good is its efficiency?
He struggled in his first video games, however not too long ago he made the distinction. Coach Okan Buruk made some extent of beginning him as quickly as he was in fine condition and Icardi didn’t let him down. He’s not egocentric and doesn’t attempt to drive photographs. Quite the opposite, he helps his teammates and contributes to the development of the sport.
How a lot does Icardi maintain with regard to his standing or his efficiency?
Galatasaray has renewed its assault line this season. Seferovic and Icardi are the newcomers. Solely Bafetimbi Gomis remained from the earlier season, however the 37-year-old veteran is extra of a substitute. Seferovic arrived in July, a month and a half sooner than Icardi. He began the primary 4 aggressive video games however was very ineffective. His poor efficiency allowed Icardi to be established. And for now, the Argentinian has no real looking competitor for this place.
What state is he in from an athletic standpoint? We had actually seen him fats in France in latest months, has he modified on this level?
“He performs with about 70% of his bodily skills”
He appears significantly better bodily than when he arrived. Within the final league recreation in opposition to Basaksehir, he confronted one of many strongest and most aggressive centre-backs within the league, Youssuf Ndayishimiye, and held his personal in opposition to him. Earlier than Galatasaray’s first purpose, the 2 battled for a 50/50 ball close to the nook flag. Icardi received this duel and created the place that gave Galatasaray the benefit. He nonetheless has to cowl distances at excessive velocity.
Towards Alanyaspor, he wins a ball in opposition to the central defender close to the midway line. As a substitute of dribbling him into the field, he tried to lob the keeper from afar. An analogous state of affairs occurred in opposition to Basaksehir. In a single-on-one conditions, he refrains from forcing and dribbling his defender. Perhaps he’ll be extra keen to tackle his opponents when he is in higher form. He performs with about 70% of his bodily skills and nonetheless makes the distinction due to his qualities.
In what tactical configuration is it used? What’s the Galatasaray coach actually asking him?
He’s the middle ahead of a 4-2-3-1 and performs like a ‘poacher’ (observe, a purpose hunter). He will get on effectively with the technically gifted gamers behind him, like Ricardo Oliveira and Dries Mertens. On the wings, he’s helped by dynamic gamers like Milos Rashica and Kerem Aktürkolu. In latest weeks, Galatasaray have elevated the depth of their urgent within the closing third which, in my view, was going to be troublesome for Icardi to comply with. I am unable to say that was the case, he did not let the staff down within the asphyxiation of the opponent.
His romantic and extra-sporting adventures have largely shaken his information in latest months. Did this arouse a response, an annoyance at Galatasaray?
“He appeared extra targeted and calmer”
Probably not. In truth, after his cut up with Wanda, he appeared extra targeted and calmer. The targets and assists he recorded give the impression of a participant who would not really feel pressured and is having enjoyable.
The membership’s president not too long ago confided in contemplating the concept of a switch. To what extent can Galatasaray declare to signal Icardi definitively (A small level on the monetary well being of the membership)?
Turkish golf equipment are very reluctant to pay excessive switch charges, however they’re very beneficiant on the subject of wages. This has helped make the Süper Lig one of many oldest leagues in Europe when it comes to common age. If no switch charge is to be paid to PSG, Galatasaray might probably meet Icardi’s wage calls for.
Golf equipment from China, USA and Qatar might definitely provide larger wages than Galatasaray. Nevertheless, the prospect of enjoying European soccer might tip Icardi’s choice in favor of Gala.
For his half, has he already proven any indicators that might recommend that he might keep longer at Galatasaray?
I can not say that he has already expressed his intention to remain in Galatasaray. He appears blissful; his targets and assists are pouring in. If he wins the championship and if his present type can final the entire season, he shall be cherished and adored by the followers. He might wish to proceed to obtain this love, which he might not have felt in Italy or France.
NB: Many due to Sinan Yilmaz (@sinan_yilmazz) for his availability.