The striker's new contract was officially announced today, with the Nerazzurri captain committing until 2021.
“Was I close to leaving this summer?" Icardi considered, speaking to reporters at the Inter Store.
“No, I never thought about it. I was calm, I was happy, I was giving my all in training to start the season well. Now I want to continue like this and help the team win.
“In Italy we talk about [Francesco] Totti, [Javier] Zanetti and [Paolo] Maldini, champions who have done well for their teams.
“I'm still young and I can't promise I'll stay here for 20 years, but it would be an objective.
“I'm the captain and I'm always tied to this team, it's an honour and a pleasure for me to commit to this club for a long time."