Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez feels that the team get a lot from his strike partners Marko Arnautovic and Marcus Thuram.
The Argentine spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 Serie A win over Hellas Verona this afternoon, praising the Austrian and French internationals.
This season, 26-year-old French international Thuram has become Martinez’s first-choice strike partner at Inter.
Meanwhile, Austrian former West Ham United and Stoke City veteran Arnautovic has become the backup striker.
All three played against Verona this afternoon.
Only Martinez was able to get on the scoresheet out of the trio.
But in the view of the Argentine, there is plenty that Inter get from Arnautovic and Thuram.
The former recently scored his first ever Serie A goal for Inter. He followed up a special assist against Lecce by finding the back of the net against Genoa.
And Thuram, despite the fact that he hasn’t been quite so lethal in front of goal in recent weeks, has scored multiple decisive goals in big matches already in the first few months of his Inter career.
Inter Captain Lautaro Martinez Praises Marko Arnautovic & Marcus Thuram
Of Arnautovic, Martinez said that “He’s giving us a big hand.”
“He had a great match in Genoa,” the Argentine continued. “He failed to score today, but we’re all behind him.”
The Argentine said that “I have to congratulate him, because he’s doing well.”
And of fellow striker Thuram, Martinez said that “I try to improve and learn from the teammates who play alongside me.”
“It wasn’t taken for granted that he’d fit in so well,” he continued.
“But he came here and immediately made himself totally available to the team. And we’ve developed a great understanding, now we have to keep growing.”
Then, regarding whether or not his contract extension will come before the Supercoppa Italiana, Martinez said that “I don’t know…”
“I’m focusing on the pitch. About what I have to do.”
“My agent, family, and the club will take care of the rest.”
“We will certainly find an agreement in the next few days days,” Martinez said. “It’s certainly not long now, but I don’t know the exact timing of it.”
“I don’t know if it will be tomorrow or after the Supercoppa.”