Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravanelli believes that Inter’s Lautaro Martinez has all the attributes that are necessary for a top striker.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, as reported by FCInterNews, the 52-year-old gave the view that apart from just scoring goals, Martinez adds to the team and helps his teammates in the way that a modern attacker is required to.
Martinez joined Inter in the summer of 2018, and while his impact in the team was not instant, the Argentine gradually played his way into the side and became a key starter under Antonio Conte.
The Nerazzurri won the Scudetto last season with Martinez’s partnership with Romelu Lukaku a key to their success, but with the Belgian gone even more responsibility in attack will be put onto the shoulders of the Argentine.
However, Ravanelli believes that the 24-year-old can step up to the challenge and bring the team’s level forward as he is a complete modern attacker.
“He’s a fundamental player,” Ravanelli explained of Martinez, “he makes the team play well and is someone who any coach would want to work with. He is a complete player who is a joy to play with – I think Inter did well to lock him in.”
He went on, “Maybe you could ask him to show a little more leadership, a few more goals. The team must give him more responsibility and he must prove himself as leader.”
“A leader does not proclaim himself, but is elected on the pitch. The Nerazzurri will certainly be favourites again this year,” he concluded.