Legendary former Nerazzurri captain Beppe Bergomi feels that Lautaro Martinez has become the leader of this Inter Milan team.
The former defender spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.
Over the summer, Martinez became Inter’s captain.
The 26-year-old Argentine international inherited the armband from Samir Handnaovic.
This is a reflection of the manner in which Martinez has grown into a role at the centre of Inter.
When Martinez arrived from Racing Club in the summer of 2018, he was still a young player who needed to become more mature and find his place at the Nerazzurri and in Italian football.
But in each season, Martinez has seemed to surpass himself.
Over the past couple of seasons, the Argentine has been Inter’s top scorer. That certainly looks likely to continue, considering Martinez has already scored ten goals this season.
And apart from his goals, the 26-year-old also brings many other attributes to Inter’s team game.
Martinez’s linkup play and defensive workrate are also vital in setting the tone for how the Nerazzurri play.
And the Argentine has also brought leadership to the team, more and more with each passing season.
Beppe Bergomi Hails Lautaro Martinez As The Leader Of Inter Milan
“Lautaro has been the leader since last season,” Bergomi said. “Recognized by everyone.”
“In my opinion, he already had greater leadership than Lukaku last season,” he continued. ‘They worked well together, but in my opinion Toro already had more charisma and leadership.”
“He is also recognized as such by the fans.”
Bergomi gave the view that “I see him as having matured, aware of his role.”
“In previous seasons he had moments where he held his head, or his nerves got to him. Sometimes these would last for weeks or months.”
“But that isn’t the case any more,” Bergomi noted. “He brings great consistency to this team.”