Inter-owned striker Martin Satriano feels that getting off the mark for Empoli is an important milestone that he can use as a stepping stone to further his development.

Speaking in a press conference after his team’s 2-2 Serie A draw with Salernitana, as reported by FCInterNews, the Uruguayan spoke about the importance of scoring his first goal to help the team to a point away to Salernitana.

Satriano scored the first goal of what turned out to be a back-and-forth match which saw the two teams share the points in yesterday’s match, bagging his first Serie A goal in the process.

The 21-year-old had already taken a big step forward in top flight football over the second half of last season on loan with Brest in Ligue 1, and he will be hoping that now he can continue to show his goalscoring prowess in Serie A with Empoli, with yesterday having been his real start.

“I think it will help me a lot, because it’s important to score as a striker,” he said. “I’m also happy for Sam [Lammers, scorer of Empoli’s second], we hope to keep going like this.”

“The door feels like it’s opened,” he added, “it wasn’t easy coming her and playing in Salerno.”