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Icardi close to Argentina call up but must get more involved, says Bauza

Icardi close to Argentina call up but must get more involved, says Bauza

The Inter striker has just one cap to his name and has been left out of the latest squad and his coach admits he has problems with his style

Mauro Icardi’s limited hold-up play cost him a place in the latest Argentina squad, according to head coach Edgardo Bauza, who has promised to select the Inter captain if an injury strikes one of his other forwards.

Icardi, capped just once by his country, was overlooked by Bauza for the World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, with La Albiceleste’s attacking stocks the envy of many in world football.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa and Ezequiel Lavezzi are among Bauza’s options in the latest group, but two players in particular are ahead of Icardi in the pecking order.

“I’ve told him: ‘Be calm, if something happens to [Gonzalo] Higuain or [Lucas] Pratto, I’ll call you’,” Bauza was quoted as saying by La Nacion.

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