Antonio Conte’s system at Inter has played a big role in Lautaro Martinez’s development as a player, at least according to noted Italian journalist Matteo Marani.
Lautaro has taken his game to another level this season and has continued his prolific goal-scoring partnership with Romelu Lukaku.
The Argentine was especially key in Inter’s 2-1 win over Torino yesterday, earning the penalty which Lukaku scored to break the deadlock before heading in the Nerazzurri’s late winner.
“Lautaro has scored 14 goals this season and none of them have been penalties,” Marani pointed out today while on Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by FCInterNews.it.
“Lautaro’s development is due more to Antonio Conte’s system, because with Luciano Spalletti there was no space for the two strikers.
“Now, there are two forwards in him and Lukaku who are complementary for each other.”
Marani then went on to speak about the importance of both Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom have recovered and found form as of late.
“Having found Sanchez and Eriksen gives Inter an added value of quality,” he argued.
“Eriksen is a champion, I was always sorry to not see him play beforehand.
“It was wrong to not pick a player who makes the difference.
“I am happy for him and for Conte who has found a place for him.”
Marani also touched upon Nicolo Barella, who like Lautaro, has taken a great leap in terms of quality this season and been key for the Nerazzurri.
“Barella? Certain results always start from the head, they are never random,” he added.
“He watches and learns, which is how you learn, by studying the best.”
Barella discussed his long-standing passion for basketball in an interview with Sky Sport Italia released today.