​Diego Milito has insisted that Inter Milan are not dependent on star striker Mauro Icardi.


In an interview with the ​Inter Milan website, Milito has stressed that the club have not dependent on their captain and top goalscorer for the past two seasons.

Empoli FC v FC Internazionale - Serie A

Following the win over Juventus, Milito said, "The Juventus win has definitely given us a big lift. We needed a performance like that and I'm pleased that the team are becoming more consistent.


"Icardi finishes off Inter's moves but it's by no mean a one-man team, there are some quality players in the side."


Milito also heaped praise on Inter Milan midfielder Ever Banega, going on to say, "Banega is a leader on the pitch, he's a great player with real ability. I hope Inter can finish as high as possible though we must remember they're a team with a new coach."

Mauro Icardi is currently the leading goalscorer in Serie A this season with six goals in only five league appearances. He has also been Inter's leading goalscorer in the league for the past two seasons, scoring a combined 38 goals across the past two campaigns.


Icardi who scored in the 2-1 win over Juventus earlier in the season, scored against Empoli three days later and has currently scored in four consecutive Serie A matches for the first time in his career.

FC Internazionale v Juventus FC - Serie A

Inter Milan are back in league action on Sunday with a home fixture against Bologna, before turning their attention to the Europa League. 


Frank De Boer is keen to get the European campaign up and running following a shock home defeat to Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the first round of fixtures.