Lautaro Martinez on Serie A record and Inter ‘raising the bar’

Baku, February 26, AZERTAC

Lautaro Martinez is ready to go for the Serie A goals record, but tells Inter to ‘keep raising the bar every day’ after a 4-0 win away to Lecce, according to Football Italia.
It does not seem to matter how much Simone Inzaghi rotates his squad, the Nerazzurri have a solid identity that does not waver.
That was evident in this evening’s 4-0 victory away to Lecce at the rainy Stadio Via del Mare.
Lautaro Martinez found the net twice and took his Serie A career tally to 101 goals, while Davide Frattesi and Stefan de Vrij rounded out the scoreline.
“This win means a lot to us. We are showing real consistency and playing great football against everyone,” Lautaro Martinez told DAZN.
They have won all 10 competitive matches in 2024, in Serie A, the Supercoppa Italiana and Champions League.
“We are working really well together, I am happy, but we must continue like this because it is not over.”
The Argentina international becomes only the third foreign player to score 100 goals for Inter after Istvan Nyers and Mauro Icardi. Which was his favourite?
“It is difficult to choose, but I’ll say the 100th. When I left home at the age of 15, I didn’t think all this could happen. I owe it all to my family.”
He has now scored at least 20 goals in three consecutive Serie A campaigns and is on track to potentially match the all-time record of 36 in a single season, set by Ciro Immobile and Gonzalo Higuain.
“I know that I have to mature and have real margin for improvement. I am also glad at our results this season, but we’ve got nothing firmly in our grasp yet. I will go for the record, but the important thing is that Inter must win. I am happy because these goals help Inter to bring points home.”
Inter reached the Champions League Final last season, losing only to Manchester City, so is this the strongest team Lautaro has played for at club level?
“It is certainly a very consistent Inter. After the Champions League Final, we matured in every way. But we mustn’t stop here, we need to keep raising the bar every day, in every training session, to make it difficult for the coach to choose.”


Sports 2024-02-26 14:36:00