Inter striker Lautaro Martinez once again showed the kind of leader he has become in this Nerazzurri team with his gesture to Denzel Dumfries after the Dutchman assisted him for the team’s second goal against Lecce yesterday.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who argue that the Argentine showed his understanding of the importance of confidence and morale as he made sure to give full credit to his teammate.
Dumfries had not had the best of matches yesterday, particularly in the first half as he looked technically out of sorts.
However, the former PSV player produced a real moment of quality to play Martinez into space in the second, allowing the striker to find the back of the net.
The very first thing that Martinez did after his goal went in was to rush over to Dumfries to include the Dutchman in the celebrations.
In the view of the Corriere, this gesture was important as it made clear that Martinez is not only thinking of his own return in front of goal, but is equally concerned with the mood and morale of the entire team.
Looking at a player who was likely struggling for confidence and not exactly getting the support of the San Siro, Martinez’s first thought was to try and give Dumfries a boost, and the Corriere see this as yet another moment of real leadership from the 25-year-old.