Inter striker Lautaro is happy with the result and performance in this evening’s 2-0 win over Spezia at the San Siro, and feels that they have shown their title credentials.

Speaking to InterTV following the match, the Argentine suggested that the Nerazzurri have laid down the gauntlet for the rest of Serie A with the victory.

The Nerazzurri had already won their past two matches in Serie A, against Napoli and then Venezia, and they will have known that they were favourites headed into the clash with Spezia.

However, the Ligurian side have shown that they can get results from strong teams this season, and Inter were also dealing with an injury crisis in defense which could have made the evening more difficult for them.

In the end, however, Martinez’s penalty and Roberto Gagliardini’s opener, coupled with a clean sheet, sealed three points to show the rest of the league that the Nerazzurri’s form is not going to let up any time soon.

“Tonight was important,” Martinez stated, “we had an excellent match. The pitch was not in excellent condition, it was not what we wanted to be at our best.”

“But Inter played a very good match against a team who defended deep,” he went on. “We found less space than usual, but the important thing is that we won.”

“I think it is an important signal for the rest of the league,” he went on, “we have made up the points we dropped earlier.”

“Now we are catching up and we have to keep working,” the 24-year-old added. “We expect a tough match away to Roma and we will have to do our best.”

Martinez stated that “We are fit, we are happy, and glad to be playing a style of football that makes people happy.”

“We are attacking, we create a lot, we score a lot of goals which is important,” he went on.

The striker explained that “We still need to show consistency, and then we will be on the right path. Tonight the three points were important to stay close to the teams at the top.”

He continued that the team would need to “rest well, eat well, and then go on as we have been to get as many points as possible and finish the year well.”

“Then we will spend Christmas with our families and we hope we can keep going from then,” the striker concluded.