Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez is happy that he has been able to help his team to a 4-0 win over Salernitana.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, via FCInterNews, the Argentine also emphasized shifting focus to Benfica in the Champions League quickly.
The 4-0 scoreline doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story of Inter’s win over Salernitana.
The Granata went toe-to-toe with the Nerazzurri for long stretches of the match after an initial burst by Inter.
But the introduction of Inter captain Martinez in the second half was something of a turning point. The Argentine came on along with midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Kristjan Asllani.
Martinez, whose previous hattrick in Serie A had come against Salernitana, went one better against the same opposition.
The Inter captain ran riot during the time he was on the pitch. A four-goal haul took the Argentine’s goal tally for the season to nine in Serie A and ten in all competitions.
This was enough to earn Inter three vital points.
This result is the first step to washing away the taste of Wednesday evening’s defeat against Sassuolo. And it gets the Nerazzurri back on track in their push for the Serie A title.
Inter Captain Lautaro Martinez: Happy To Help The Team, Now Focus On UCL
Asked about the possibility of becoming Serie A top scorer, Martinez said that “That’s important for a player, but I always focus on giving my teammates a hand.”
“If I score a lot it means I’ve helped the team a lot,” he continued.
Martinez also noted that “Thuram is a great player. He works hard for the team.”
“He’s learning a lot about Italian football and about the group we have here,” he said of his strike partner. “He’s a great guy.”
Of the victory over Salernitana, Martinez said that “Salernitana are an excellent opponent.”
“We knew we were up against a well-prepared team in a fiery environment,” he continued.
“But Inter had to come here to play our game and respond to our critics,” he continued.
“I’m happy to have helped the team, which is what counts,” Martinez made clear. “When you score you’re happy because you’ve help the team team.”
The Inter captain also noted that “It’s important to stay at the top of the table. Now we focus on the Champions League.”