‘Don’t think Inter can build their attack around Lautaro Martinez’


Italian journalist Michele Plastino believes Inter cannot make Lautaro Martinez the focal point of their attack.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Plastino pointed out that the Argentine seemed to struggle to fulfill his responsibilities in attack for the Nerazzurriand wondered if he could be the team’s main striker.

Martinez endured another frustrating night in last night’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against AC Milan, seeing little of the ball and having very little influence when he managed to get into the match.

The 24-year-old has been out of form in front of goal, having scored just once, from a penalty, in the past two months.

Martinez remains an important player for the Nerazzurri on paper but in practice the striker hasn’t quite lived up to the responsibilities given to him to lead the line and be a major source of goals.

“To be honest, I don’t think he’s the player that a great team’s style of play is built around,” he said, “he’s a secondary striker and Inter can’t not be built around it.”

“The club must bring in a new Dzeko with the Argentine remaining, but a great team cannot be built around him,” he added.

He said that “We need a young player with good prospects, including physical ones, so the ideal person would be Scamacca, but the Nerazzurri are not the only club interested in him.”