Inter striker Lautaro Martinez went some way towards answering his critics and responding to the persistent rumours that he could be sold with his performance against Spezia yesterday evening.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who suggest that the 24-year-old will have felt that he proved he belongs at Inter despite the transfer speculation with his goal and assist.
Martinez has been linked with a summer exit in recent weeks, with the Argentine a player who the Nerazzurri could potentially decide to cash in on if a big offer is to arrive.
Some of the striker’s recent displays have raised doubt about the consistency of his contributions in an Inter shirt, to the extent that the club could even be prepared to sacrifice him to meet financial targets and fund new signings.
However, his goal and assist off the bench yesterday were crucial for securing the three points, and may well have sent a message that the club should not be too hasty in letting him go.