Former Inter, AC Milan, Juventus, and Torino striker Aldo Serena feels that Inter strikers Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez must learn to find a dynamic in which neither is the team’s main attacker.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, the former striker noted how Martinez’s growth over the past couple seasons has meant that Lukaku can no longer be the sole focal point in attack for the Nerazzurri.
During Lukaku’s first stint at Inter, there was never much doubt that the Belgian was the main man in attack.
He and Martinez formed an effective partnership, but this was based around the Argentine playing off of him, whilst it was Lukaku who led the line and was the team’s first source of goals.
After Lukaku left for Chelsea in the summer of 2021, Martinez has emerged as more of an out-and-out goalscorer under Simone Inzaghi, however.
Accordingly, Serena feels, the two strikers must work on a new dynamic that allows both of them to take turns as the focal point in attack.
“In the past season, Lautaro has grown a lot playing alongside Dzeko,” the former striker noted, “he has become more dominant in attack.”
“Lukaku has a strong presence which can help him out, but can also be cumbersome,” he noted.
“Two years ago it was Lautaro who supported Lukaku, now they must divide up the spotlight and both help each other out,” Serena said.