Inter Milan assistant coach Massimiliano Farris is not going to choose between strikers Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram.
The Nerazzurri assistant coach spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 4-2 win over Roma.
Martinez has been Inter’s main man in attack this season. As he has been in the previous two campaigns as well.
But against Roma this evening, it was not the Argentine who was decisive.
Rather, it was France international Thuram.
The 26-year-old, who joined Inter on a free transfer last summer transfer window, scored one goal and played a big role in another, an own goal by Giallorossi defender Angelilo.
Moreover, Thuram had also been Inter’s match-winning hero in the reverse meeting with Roma at the San Siro.
For his part, however, Inter assistant coach Farris has little interest in splitting between the duo.
Inter Assistant Coach Farris: Not Choosing Between Lautaro & Thuram
Asked if he would consider either Martinez or Thuram the better place, Farris had little interest.
“Arnautovic and Sanchez are also top players,” he named the other two senior forwards in Inter;s squad.
“And they always make a contribution when they come on the pitch.”
“Even at 3-2 it was essential to find the strength to keep Roma at bay,” Farris continued.
“And a substitute getting the assist was very important.”
As far as the match against Roma, Farris said that “In the first half Roma were really impacting the match.”
“We conceded two goals that were avoidable, and that we’d worked on not conceding,” he continued.
Farris added that “In the second half, however, we saw why these guys are extraordinary.”
“In important matches they can drop off for twenty minutes in a half. But then they get it right.”
“But that has to be a warning,” Farris made clear.
“Even a team like ours can’t take anything for granted in a match like this, in a difficult away ground like this.”
As far as what he tried to change in the second half of this match, Farris said “We tried to create numerical superiority so that they couldn’t find their rhythm.”
“They scored after we did, and then raised the level by finding the second goal,” he continued.
Farris said that “In the second half we improved our level.”
“This team is made up of extraordinary players, who at the first sign from [the coaching staff] can find ways to turn things around.”
And looking forward, Farris said that “We still haven’t gotten our heads around this match.”
“Now we’ll prepare to face Salernitana, and then Atletico who are a great team.”