As suspected, the Inter striker was nursing an ankle injury throughout the 2022 World Cup
Lautaro Martinez opens up about his World Cup experience as well as the staggering success he has had with Inter.
From zero to 7 trophies in 18 months
Inter Milan talisman Lautaro Martinez sat down with ESPN and spoke about his World Cup experience as well as his immense success with Inter.
“I went from zero trophies to seven in a year and a half, that is something that motivates me to keep improving,” Lautaro Martinez told ESPN.
Despite starting the tournament as a starter for Argentina, Lautaro later lost his place to Julian Alvarez, but he insists that fans do not realize the full picture.
“I went from zero trophies to seven in a year and a half, that is something that motivates me to keep improving,”
“When I arrived at the World Cup, I couldn’t even kick the ball, as my ankle was in unbearable agony. I was very happy to see Julian’s extraordinary form, because he was able to give the squad something that at that moment I could not.” Alvarez admitted.
“At a certain point, Leo Messi came over and told me to focus on recovering, because I would be very useful to the team in the final minutes of games.
“I already felt that ankle pain when playing for Inter and I told the coach clearly what the situation was, so I asked to rest in order to prepare for the first group game. I played against Saudi Arabia with the aid of pain-killing injections, but I still couldn’t train regularly.”
Martinez has scored 21 goals in 46 games for Argentina, helping them win the Copa America in 2021 as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.