Inter Striker Lautaro Martinez: “The Scudetto Is My First Title, Lukaku & I Love Each Other”

Inter Striker Lautaro Martinez: “The Scudetto Is My First Title, Lukaku & I Love Each Other”
June 15, 2021 21:30
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Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is glad to have achieved the first major honour of his career with the Nerazzurri, and hopes to fight for more.

Interviewed in the new documentary film on Inter’s official YouTube channel, “I M TOGETHER”, the Argentine speaks about the highs and lows in the season, culminating in the first scudetto for the club since 2010.

The 23-year-old made 47 appearances across all competitions for the Nerazzurri, scoring 19 goals including 17 goals in 38 Serie A appearances.

There is no doubt that Martinez was a vital part of Inter’s title triumph, and he understands the significance of the achievement.

He also shows his closeness to his teammates, particularly strike partner Romelu Lukaku.

Martinez and Belgian international Lukaku have been given the nickname “Lu-La” as a pair by many fans, and their combined contribution spearheaded the second-most lethal attack in Serie A on their way to the title, with Antonio Conte’s side scoring 89 league goals, only one fewer than Atalanta’s tally over the season.

Martinez began by talking about the heartbreak of early elimination from the Champions League:

“When we exited the Champions League we talked a lot about it and I think we saw a difference even in training. We were a united group and that is important.”

About Lukaku he had this to say:

“When Lukaku arrived at Inter we talked a lot and a bond was created, a true and beautiful friendship. I love him, he loves me, and we work together, for the good of Inter.”

Martinez also praised the impact that Matteo Darmian made upon his arrival at Inter:

“Matteo always positive, he always trains well. He’s always ready in the penalty area, guys like him are important to the team.”

Lastly, Martinez showed the emotional impact that last season’s scudetto triumph had on him personally, stating:

“We are enjoying this moment because it’s special to us. This is my first title. We did something really important and I’m really happy with what we managed to achieve, a very important scudetto for us.”

By Toni Weeler

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