As Inter moves 11 points past Serie A’s second place, Lautaro Martinez explained how he’s improved under manager Antonio Conte.
Antonio Conte is one of the most influential managers in recent times, he has all the credit in Lautaro Martinez’s return to the elite. Ever since he moved to Italy from Argentine football, the striker quickly became one of the most coveted players in Europe. But this season has been filled with struggles for Lautaro and he just got back to his level.
It took him a while to get used to Conte’s system and his disciplinarian traditions. But today, he scored the winning goal that could give them the title as the Nerazzurri move eleven points above AC Milan. Lautaro shared the spotlight with Romelu Lukaku this season but he is finally catching up to the Belgian striker again. This improvement is mostly Antonio Conte’s credit, according to Martinez.
How Conte recovered Lautaro.
“It was a very important game for us to increase the gap at the top of the table. We talked as a team at the midway stage of the season, now we are doing everything the coach asks,” Lautaro Martinez told DAZN via Football Italia. “We have to think about the present. We are there because we are Inter and we work hard all week. We’re happy to be there, but must continue.
“There will be another game on Sunday and we’ve got to keep going. It’s a dream for me to be here, in a big club. I always try to improve and I know that I have to continue getting stronger. I have the faith of my teammates and staff, so I must repay that on the field. I have grown with Conte, mentally and tactically. I thank him and my teammates. I also want to congratulate Sassuolo, because they had so much possession today and played really well.”