Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has thanked the fans for their support of him and shown understanding for any criticism he has received, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking after the match to DAZN, via FCInternews, the Argentinian forward showed what he thinks about the criticism that he has received in the past couple of months for his lack of goal for Inter.
“Criticism is part of the game. When things don’t go well, we have to stick together. I thank everyone, from the fans to the coach, to the staff and to those who play less.”
Lautaro Martinez had not scored in Serie A for Inter since the Nerazzurri travelled down to play Salernitana in December. He made up for lost time by scoring a hat-trick against the Granata on Friday night in Inter’s 5-0 win.
At one stage he hit the crossbar and felt that it would not be his night once again.
“When I saw the crossbar, I said ‘It’s not the day yet!’. Then my teammates were good at finding me in space.
“I thank Barella and all the others who have always been by my side in this difficult period. When I don’t score I go home sad, but today it’s the opposite.”
The striker was asked about his relationship with Simone Inzaghi to which he said: “He always gives me confidence, I thank him.”
Inter will next face Liverpool at Anfield and Lautaro Martinez says the team will definitely try and overturn the two-goal deficit.
“We will try to regain our energy. After this success, we will certainly go to Liverpool to try and get through.”