Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has given his thoughts on his role as a center-forward, with the Argentine emphasizing the importance of all-around play ahead of purely goalscoring.

Speaking to Argentine Broadcaster TyC Sports after Argentina’s 4-1 win over Bolivia in the Copa America, as reported by FCInterNews, the 23-year-old opened up about his expectations for himself and what he sees his role in the team as being.

Both for his country and for the Nerazzurri, Martinez has been an important player in multiple phases of play, most lauded for his impressive goal return, but also important in defense and in buildup.

In addition to his 17 goals in Serie A last season, Martinez made six assists, and his effort and intensity were also vital components of the overall team which made him a key player in the plans of Antonio Conte and which newly-arrived Simone Inzaghi will also hope to see from the Argentine.

The striker’s words:

“I’m happy. The coach trusts me as well as all the staff and teammates. I always try to do my best, sometimes the ball goes in and sometimes it doesn’t.”

“A striker lives for scoring goals, but I always give everything for the team regardless of my personal rewards. Wearing the Albiceleste shirt is the best thing there is for me. Now we play Ecuador, a tough opponent: we want to continue in the Copa America in the best possible way.”