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Lautaro opens up on Lukaku’s brilliant assist for Inter’s third goal

Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku, Inter
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Inter Milan’s star strike duo were both on target against Lazio to send the club to the top of the Serie A table.

Lautaro Martinez has revealed he finds it difficult to ‘keep up with’ Romelu Lukaku at full speed after the star’s assist in Inter’s 3-1 win over Lazio on Sunday.

The strikers both found the back of the net to seal a convincing victory in Milan. Lukaku delivered a man of the match display by scoring two goals and assisting Lautaro for Inter’s third goal, which came three minutes after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pulled one back for Lazio.

While Lukaku rightfully won plaudits for reaching the 300-goal mark in his career, the Belgian’s assist was every bit as impressive. He ran from his own half to set Lautaro up for a simple tap-in.

“Romelu works so hard for the team, and sometimes I have to start the runs early to keep up with him on those counter-attacks,” the Argentine told Sky Sport Italia on his goal.

“I was a little tired, but I’ve done the recovery work in training and feel ready now whenever the coach wants to use me.”

The victory sent Antonio Conte’s men on top of the Serie A standings ahead of next weekend’s derby against AC Milan.

Lautaro added: “We are very happy to be out there in front of everyone, it’s what we’ve been working for. As the coach said, this has to be only the beginning, so we must keep hold of first place and not let it go.

“There’s the derby on Sunday, if we want to stay up there, we have to keep working the way we have been so far.”