Inter’s young Uruguayan striker Martin Satriano has been compared to Edinson Cavani by a former coach of his in Uruguay, according to a report in the Italian media.
Whilst speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, ex-coach Tabare Alonso spoke extremely highly of Martin Satriano after he impressed everyone with his pre-season performances for Inter.
Tabare Alonso was Martin Satriano’s coach when he was very young at Montevideo in Uruguay. He believes that in terms of the player’s attitude on the pitch, he is very similar to Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani. He does stress though that physically, they are different types of players.
“He reminds me a lot of Edinson Cavani for his attitude to sacrifice and style of play, but obviously we are talking about two physically different players. Cavani is pure power, Satriano is certainly more technical.”
Tabare Alonso also suggested that Martin Satriano is more like a number 10 rather than your typical striker like Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. He is a very technical individual who can carry the ball at his feet.
“He is not the classic number 9 from the penalty area, one like Luis Suarez to be clear, because I know that at the beginning many compared him to him. But no, he has very different characteristics. Martin is more of a number 10, because he loves to have the ball at his feet.”
The youngster was expected to be loaned out but he may now have a role to play for Inter.