The promising youngster is determined to make a name for himself with the Nerazzurri and has set his sights on the league title
The Argentine attacker is set to join the Nerazzurri from Sampdoria, with the deal expected to be completed by Tuesday, and he outlined his lofty ambitions to transform the San Siro side's fortunes.
"It will not be easy to take the No.9 jersey at a big club like Inter, but I'm not scared. [Walter] Mazzarri has told me that I will be an important player and I hope that I will not disappoint him," the 20-year-old told Canarias 7.
"I want to score a lot of goals and help Inter fight for the Scudetto again.
"There were a lot of teams that wanted to sign me before I picked Inter, but none were as important as Inter. I want to make a name for myself at this club in the next five years."
Icardi also harbours hopes that personal success with Walter Mazzarri's men will see him earn a call-up to the Argentina squad and, in particular, he wants to be at the World Cup next year with the national team.
"To achieve things with the [Argentina] national team, first I have to do well at Inter, so this is my goal for now," he added.
"Going to Brazil with Argentina would be the best, as I think I am different from [Carlos] Tevez, [Gonzalo] Higuain and [Diego] Milito."
Icardi impressed at Sampdoria last season, scoring 10 goals in 31 Serie A appearances.