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Icardi praises Asamoah after a 'fantastic' assist in Tottenham victory

3:11 AM MYT 19/09/2018
Kwadwo Asamoah
The Ghanaian has drawn the praise of his teammate after he provided a crucial assist to help the Nerazzurris overcome the visitors on Tuesday

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has heaped praise on Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah as the Italian giants marked their return to the Uefa Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Group B at San Siro on Tuesday.

Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead on 53rd minute but Icardi pulled level late in the 86 th minute from a sublime assist delivered by Asamoah. 

The Ghanaian raced down the left wing and sent in a teeing cross which was thumped in by Icardi, with Matias Vecino grabbing the match winner in additional time.

“The goal…here is how it happened. It was a ball from behind, [Kwadwo] Asamoah saw me and put in a fantastic ball and it all ended well," Icardi told Sky Sports TV .

“It was a spectacular night and it was what we had to do. We have a strong team, we can play against anyone. We had been waiting for this match for three months, starting like this gives us a lot of confidence and an added incentive to do better in the league. 

Asamoah, who arrived at Inter from Serie A champions Juventus in a three-year deal last summer, lasted the entire duration and is expected to maintain his place next weekend against Sampdoria.