Inter Strikers Lautaro Martinez & Romelu Lukaku Looking For Strong World Cup Campaigns To Propel Nerazzurri Up League In January, Italian Media Suggest

Inter Strikers Lautaro Martinez & Romelu Lukaku Looking For Strong World Cup Campaigns To Propel Nerazzurri Up League In January, Italian Media Suggest
November 20, 2022 15:40
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Inter strikers Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku are looking to enjoy strong World Cup campaigns in order to help propel Inter towards the Scudetto in January.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere della Sera, the pair are expected to feature prominently in the competition in Qatar, with Martinez leading the line for Argentina and Lukaku representing Belgium.

Martinez is set to link up with Lionel Messi, in what could be the Paris Saint-Germain star’s final World Cup, and it is reported that he is seeing this has the best opportunity to lift the trophy.

Beyond this though, the ex-Racing Club striker is also viewing the 2022 World Cup as an opportunity to springboard his career, and establish himself as a leader at Inter rather than earn a move elsewhere.

The Argentine had been considered the sidekick to Lukaku when Inter won the league under Antonio Conte in 2021, and he is concerned that his role will be reduced to this once the Belgian returns to full fitness again.

By enjoying a memorable World Cup, Martinez can confirm his place as the key figure in Inter’s attack and help them close the gap on leaders Napoli after Christmas.

For Lukaku, meanwhile, the World Cup represents an opportunity to put his alarming dip in form and fitness since the Scudetto success behind him.

The ex-Manchester United striker endured a miserable season at Chelsea after his move last year, and has suffered two injuries since returning to Inter.

He is determined to help Belgium progress to at least the semi-finals, whilst also proving his fitness and ability in order to dissuade Inter from terminating his loan.

By Suhayl Al-Sammari