Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is satisfied with the performance and result after the Nerazzurri defeated Spezia 2-0 at the San Siro earlier this evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, the Argentine gave his reaction to the match, in which he scored from the penalty spot for the second time this week.
Inter will have seen themselves as favourites against Spezia prior to kickoff given the clubs’ respective form, but they will not have underestimated the Ligurian side who have gotten some encouraging results this season.
Moreover, the Nerazzurri had to deal with something of an injury crisis in defense, with all of Matteo Darmian, Andrea Ranocchia, and Aleksandar Kolarov missing through injury while Alessandro Bastoni missed out through illness.
In the end, however, the Nerazzurri managed to control the game throughout, conceding virtually no notable chances and good value for their 2-0 win for what they created going forward.
“We did what we had to do,” Martinez stated, “which was to win at home.”
“The pitch was not in an optimal state and we struggled to play our game at times,” he went on, “the pitch has to be up to a certain standard, it’s not good. I hope they fix it.”
On his changes as a player, the 24-year-old stated that “Maybe I’m calmer, I learned a lot from Conte and I have developed both physically and tactically. I thank him, and now I continue to try and improve and give my best for Inter.”
On facing Roma without the suspended Tammy Abraham, he stated that “He is certainly an important player for them, but we have to focus on ourselves, to rest and then to get the win at the Olimpico.”