Inter striker Lautaro Martinez feels that the entire team is united behind coach Simone Inzaghi, and that the coach instills confidence within the squad.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 win over Torino at the San Siro, the Argentine expressed his support for the coach and gave his immediate reaction to the hard-fought victory over the Granata.
Inzaghi’s position has become a more difficult one than perhaps at any other point during his time as Nerazzurri coach, as the early crisis in form has led to questions over whether he is the right man to lead Inter to success.
The match against Torino was hardly a straightforward one in which to recover form and give a response to recent losses against Lazio, AC Milan, and Bayern Munich, but Inzaghi’s men managed it through a late winner from midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
“We’re all with him because he’s a coach who is always behind us,” Martinez said of Inzaghi, “he gives us confidence and pushes us on even when things aren’t going well.”
“When a coach is like that in training it gives us confidence,” he continued, “we want to continue to grow and learn from our mistakes.” .
Martinez said that “We knew that Torino were a difficult team to come up against, in the first half we struggled to find space, but we showed the character to turn the match in our favour and win it. It was an important win.”
“We needed a win so after two losses,” he continued, “we wanted to win to give ourselves some breathing room as we have such a tight schedule. We’re doing our best and we try to do well for Inter who must always win.”
“I always try to give help to all my teammates, to the club that has given me confidence, and to the people who love me,” he continued. “I put my head down and work, and try to learn. I’ve matured in the years I’ve spent in Europe and I always try to show it on the pitch.”
Of adapting to the contrasting styles of different attacking partners, Martinez said that “It’s not easy because we’re four different forwards with different qualities and different movements.”
“I have to work during the week, get to know your teammates and then adapt to each one,” he added.
“This week we faced two teams who made life very difficult for us in Milan and Bayern,” the striker said, “if you win these matches, everything is fine, but at the same time if you lose you don’t have to throw everything away.”
“We’ve done some good things, but we must grow from the things that haven’t worked,” he added.