Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram were the two players who really epitomized the “tired” moment that Inter Milan were in against Napoli.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Throughout this season, Inter have generally been able to rely on the contributions of their two main strikers.

Captain Lautaro Martinez has scored 23 goals in the league, powering Inter’s attack as they’ve surged to a commanding position atop the Serie A table.

And Marcus Thuram has been nearly as important. The Frenchman has chipped in with ten Serie A goals. And he has also assisted a further seven.

That pair’s goals as well as linkup play have driven Inter along.

But neither were able to find the back of the net against Napoli.

Moreover, Martinez and Thuram struggled to really impact the match even outside of goals.

Lautaro Martinez & Marcus Thuram Sum Up “Tired” Inter Vs Napoli

There was no lack of effort from either Martinez or Thuram. But perhaps an absence of precision.

In the case of captain Martinez, the Argentine did put in his usual shift, working hard off the ball to both lead the defensive effort and help orchestrate possession moves.

But other than a couple nice touches and a pass in the buildup to Inter’s goal, there were no decisive contributions from Martinez.

The Inter captain was never able to get the better of Napoli defenders Amir Rrahmani and Juan Jesus.

This marked the first time all season that Martinez had gone three matches in a row without scoring. The 26-year-old had similarly blunt outings against Genoa and Atletico Madrid.

And Thuram, like Martinez, did try to force something to happen in the final third.

But there was never a moment of quality from the Frenchman to unlock the match.