Italian Media Highlight Mixed Fortunes At World Cup For Inter Players As Lautaro & Lukaku Struggle But Brozovic Shines In Qatar

Italian Media Highlight Mixed Fortunes At World Cup For Inter Players As Lautaro & Lukaku Struggle But Brozovic Shines In Qatar
November 29, 2022 18:30
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Inter’s squad have been having a mixed time at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with some players looking better than others.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note the struggles of Nerazzurri strikers Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, contrasted with the surging form of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic for Croatia.

Inter striker Martinez went into the World Cup with high expectations on his shoulders, but over Argentina’s first two matches the 25-year-old has had little impact, with no goals or assists and largely indifferent holdup play.

Meanwhile, Martinez’s strike partner Romelu Lukaku has struggled for fitness, restricted to a cameo in Belgium’s group stage loss to Morocco in which he looked a shadow of himself.

More positively, Inter midfielder Brozovic has been returning to fitness from an injury like Lukaku, but unlike the Belgian has been starting to look his best at just the right time, and he was at the heart of a dominant Croatia performance to see off Canada 4-1.

 

By Toni Weeler