Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is looking ahead to the rest of the season with a sense of ambition, and he has set three main goals for himself.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Argentine would like to hit twenty goals in Serie A, to prove that he can power the team’s attack without Romelu Lukaku, and to extend his contract on figures reflecting that of a top player.
When Martinez arrived at Inter in the summer of 2018 he did not make an instant impact, having scored nine goals in 35 appearances, many from the bench, when he was a deputy for Mauro Icardi under manager Luciano Spalletti.
However, after this respectable but not earth-shattering debut season, he has grown into the team, with the past two seasons under Antonio Conte having seen him become an important player in the side, with his partnership with Lukaku vital to last campaign’s Scudetto win.
The 24-year-old is determined to prove that even after the Belgian’s departure to Chelsea, he can still play at the same level and continue improving and making a significant contribution to the team under Simone Inzaghi.
To this end, he has set himself the mark of twenty goals to try and reach over the course of the season.
Furthermore, the Argentine wants to commit his future to the Nerazzurri with a new contract, and hopes that the wages he receive will reflect the status of a top player.