Inter Milan's manager Luciano Spalletti said that the team would feel the absence of Mauro Icardi during the upcoming Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna. He made the remark at a press event in Milan on Wednesday. «I want to emphasise that until recently we have always said that Icardi was an important absence, and it is the same now,» Spalletti noted. When asked about the situation around... Еще Icardi, Rapid manager Dietmar Kuehbauer answered: «We haven't been interested in the Icardi issue. I think they have enough quality.» Mauro Icardi was stripped of the captain's armband and did not feature in the squad's last two matches, with reports suggesting that it was done due to protracted contract negotiations. Icardi, however, claimed on Instagram that a knee injury was the reason for his absence. The Second leg Europa League match between Inter Milan and Rapid Vienna will take place on Thursday at the Milan's San Siro. The last week's first leg between the two teams ended with the Austrian team losing 0-1 to the Italian opponent at their home ground Allianz Stadium in Vienna.