Today it is up to Lautaro Martinez, in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Argentina will face Iraq in a friendly game. Coach Scaloni has already issued the starting lineup and with “El Toro” at the centre of attack supported by Dybala and De Paul.
“This day marks the day when the 21-year old takes another step versus football’s Mount Everest but it could also be a match with Icardi, in order to prove that the two of them can co-exists on the pitch. This is of course a matter of team balance rather than incompatibility. But to together challenge Brazil would be a great way to get prepared for the Milan derby, the first for Lautaro Martinez,” Gazzetta dello Sport detail.
The upcoming derby will be Martinez’ first at Inter but he has experience of dealing with the pressures of a derby from his days in Argentina with Racing Club.
“Last January was a memorable and bitter Classico. That because his team was down 2-0 when he missed an open goal, then at the end he scored an incredible goal for the 2-2. Happy ending? No, during the following penalties Martinez missed his penalty and Independient got the win. Three weeks after that game, with Ausilio, Zanetti and Milito in the stands, he scored three goals against Huracan.”