Legendary former Inter Milan defender Beppe Bergomi feels that Lautaro Martinez is second only to Victor Osimhen for Serie A strikers.

Speaking to Turin-based newspaper La Stampa in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, Bergomi gave his ranking for centre-forwards in the Italian top flight.

Already, both Martinez and Osimhen look to be on a mission to live up to their reputations from last season.

Both of the pair have already scored three goals from just their opening two matches. They are certainly laying down a marker as far as the race for the Serie A top scorer goes.

There are also, of course, other centre-forwards who will have their say.

Strikers like Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, AC Milan’s Olivier Giroud, and Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic have all gotten off the mark already as well.

Then there’s Romelu Lukaku, who has joined Roma for this season, along with Giallorossi marksman Andrea Belotti who’s already scored twice.

Gianluca Scamacca has arrived at Atalanta, and Mateo Retegui at Genoa. Then, there are plenty of other talented strikers all throughout the table who could really break out.

Bergomi: Lautaro Martinez Just Behind Victor Osimhen In Serie A

But last season it was Osimhen who was Serie A’s outstanding striker.

The Nigerian finished as the division’s top scorer. He was vital to the Partenopei winning their first Serie A title in over three decades.

And just behind the Napoli striker is Martinez.

The 26-year-old has inherited the captain’s armband this season.

And both of the pair have already indicated that they are just going to pick up right where they left off.

Bergomi noted that “Lautaro has found an enviable continuity.”

“After Osimhen, he’s the best striker in the league.”

Bergomi also gave his view on one of Inter’s summer signings. He argued that “Thuram must familiarize himself with the 3-5-2 shape, because he’s always been used to playing on the wing.”

“He’s as good as Dzeko and knitting together the possession,” the former defender argued of Thuram. “But he has to learn to get into the penalty area near the goal.”