Inter were “carried on the shoulders” of striker Lautaro Martinez in their 1-0 Serie A win over Torino on Saturday in the view of Italian media.

The Argentine’s performance was praised by Italian news outlet, who suggest that he did everything but score and that his energy and intensity have become vital parts of pushing the team on and keeping them in matches.

Martinez did not get on the scoresheet or grab an assist against the Granata, but the 25-year-old brought the physical battle to the visiting all match, particularly in the second half, winning fouls for the team and always making himself available for teammates.

In the view of La Repubblica this has become increasingly typical of Martinez’s performances, and this has made him nothing less than vital.

They note how the Argentine has emerged as a leader within the team and that his energy in matches is increasingly important for dragging his team across the finish line.