Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has said Mauro Icardi is happy and denied speculation that his recent absence is due to disillusionment at the club.
Icardi has missed three games with a knee injury, but there have been reports that he is frustrated after a run of one win in 10 Serie A fixtures saw Inter drop out of title contention and risk missing out on a top-four finish.
But Ausilio said that was not the case, with both the player -- who has only two goals in his last seven games...
Inter Milan's Luciano Spalletti said his side "didn't put in a particularly bad performance" despite a 2-0 defeat at Genoa as their downward spiral continued.
Inter had gone seven Serie A games without a win until ending their skid last weekend with a victory over Bologna, only to be dealt another setback on Saturday.
But Spalletti tried to put a positive spin on the result, saying only Inter's confidence was lacking.
"The team didn't put in a particularly bad performance tonight," Spalletti told...
Inter Milan dropped to fourth place in Serie A after falling 2-0 at Genoa on Saturday.
Inter's defense was in shambles as their record of failing to win at Genoa stretched to over seven years.
The hosts took the lead before the break when a failed clearance attempt from Milan Skriniar ricocheted off of a stunned Andrea Ranocchia, who was charged with an own goal.
Then former Inter striker Goran Pandev was left unmarked to score from the center of the area midway through the second half.
Inter Milan duo Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi will not be available for their side's Serie A game against Genoa on Saturday.
Perisic, who was a target of Manchester United last summer, has a reported shoulder injury.
Leading scorer Icardi, who has missed Inter's past two matches, remains out due to a muscular injury.
"Icardi and Perisic are players we always want to have in the group," manager Luciano Spalletti said to a news conference.
"We did some tests but they hadn't recovered enough in training...