Speaking after Argentina’s 4-0 friendly win over Iraq where he opened the scoring, Lautaro Martinez shared his thought with TyC Sports.
The former Racing player stated that: “These games are important not only to take confidence, but to get to know your team mates better. We are doing important work during the week to better understand the ideas of the coach. It is essential for us to start this new era in a positive way.”
Il Toro was also critical of the playing field in Saudi Arabia: “It was very dry – the ball did not travel well along the ground.”
Now, the Argentine squad must turn their focus towards their biggest rivals Brazil: “From tomorrow we will begin analyzing their game. They are always a difficult opponent, and we must keep working to return to our best.”
Martinez scored a neat header before being replaced on 57 minutes by fellow Serie A striker Giovanni Simeone. Mauro Icardi did not feature in the match.