Former Salernitana striker David Di Michele has said that Lautaro Martinez will be the decisive player in Inter’s clash with the Granata tonight, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Speaking during an interview with FCInter1908, the former striker talked about the state of both of the teams coming into Friday night’s fixture at San Siro.
When asked which player will prove to be the decisive factor in the match, David Di Michele chose the out of form Lautaro Martinez.
“There are many players who have to give answers, but I think that tonight the decisive man will be Lautaro Martinez: he is a player who hasn’t scored in a long time, but he’s important for Inter, he has entered the eye of the storm but we must support him and help him, he is a great champion with great shots, I think today he will unlock. If Inter doesn’t win tonight it would be very, very hard for the future of their championship.”
Inter have not scored in their last four games and David Di Michele admits that it is a very unusual situation given their form before this dip.
“Yes, it is truly a paradox, given that it is the team that has scored the most in Italy. For four games they have not been able to score, but this does not mean that they are not good: maybe the others are defending better, they are less fortunate than before.
“Today can be the game in which you can unlock the attack, but they will have to be careful: in front of them is a lively team.”
David Di Michele scored the opening goal when Salernitana last played Inter at San Siro, but they went on to lose 2-1.
“I remember it well, it was my first goal in Serie A. We took the lead and no one expected it, it was a daring match: we conceded many chances, and in the 90th minute this shot from Zanetti came and cut our legs. Maybe Nicola’s Salernitana will go better.”