Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is more keen than ever to show what he is capable of at Inter after a bittersweet World Cup with Argentina.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note that after the high of winning the trophy fades, the awareness from the Argentine that his own performances weren’t up to par will remain and he’ll want to erase this.

In terms of the final result, Martinez’s World Cup in Qatar could hardly have gone any better.

The lifting of the trophy in the final against France couldn’t hide the fact that the 25-year-old had not played the kind of role he’d have hoped or expected to for Argentina.

Despite coming into the tournament as a nailed-on starter in attack for the Albiceleste, poor displays against Saudi Arabia and Mexico saw the Inter striker dropped for his Manchester City counterpart Julian Alvarez.

It was Alvarez who led the line as Argentine grew into the tournament, whilst Martinez was restricted to some cameo appearances from the bench.

Whilst the Nerazzurri player did have one absolutely key contribution to make in the form of a decisive penalty scored in a shootout win over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, in open play he finished the tournament without a goal or assist.

Martinez will know that this was not the kind of tournament that lived up to the reputation he’s built at club and international level.

Accordingly, now that the Argentine is back in Milan and preparing for the return to action with Inter, he will be targeting personal redemption and proving that he is a better player than his bittersweet World Cup campaign was evidence for.