Lautaro Martinez was Inter’s best performer in Sunday’s Milan derby and is a better player than Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, at least according to noted Italian football journalist Mario Sconcerti.
Lautaro played a great game at San Siro yesterday afternoon as he grabbed two of Inter’s three goals in their emphatic win against AC Milan.
The 3-0 victory has pushed Antonio Conte’s side four points clear of the Rossoneri at the top of the Serie A standings with 15 games still to be played.
“It was a European Inter in which Lautaro became the best,” Sconcerti said in his latest column, which appeared in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
“Lautaro has always scored but often did so in the wrong places.
“Up until eight days ago, eight of his 10 goals had come against Serie A’s smaller sides.
“Conte complained, he didn’t see the famous LuLa partnership, but Lautaro’s improvement has helped Inter move to the next level with him.
“Lautaro is better than Dybala because there is no uncertainty over his role.
“His maturity and the presence of Romelu Lukaku at his side erase most of the damage done to Inter by the lack of top players.
“Inter have one of the best attacking partnerships on the continent and in Italy it means they are far beyond their opponents.”
Sconcerti then went on to sing the praises of Ivan Perisic, who has completed a metamorphosis from a winger to a left wing-back.
“Another secret of their superiority is Perisic’s transformation into a dominant wing-back,” he argued.
“Conte has returned to an old idea and his old 3-3-4 system, an almost utopian idea but capable when you find the right men.
“It took Achraf Hakimi a month to understand, Perisic much longer but now he has arrived and with him so has a great Inter.”
Sconcerti then went on to share his belief that Inter are capable of playing in whatever way they want and for this reason they do what they want and are without any real opponents in their way.
“Inter are capable of playing any sort of game whether that be sitting back or controlling things,” he added.
“In other words, Inter do what they want, they win and lose by themselves and they have no real opponents.
“This explains Christian Eriksen’s apparent revival: now Inter can afford to play with him in midfield.”