Lautaro Martinez was annoyed after his substitution in the match against Genoa
attacker Lautaro Martinez was angry because he could not score a goal against Genoa on Saturday and punched the bench after Inter manager Antonio Conte substituted him in the second half.
La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that the Argentinian striker was nervous during the game and criticized Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen in the first 45 minutes.
Lautaro Martinez has scored three goals in six matches in all competitions this season and was enthusiastic to net his fourth goal against Genoa.
Antonio Conte substituted him with Andrea Pinamonti in 72nd minute, when the result was 1-0 for Inter.
The Italian tactician completely overlooked the attacker's reaction.
After the match, Antonio Conte said “Lautaro played for the team as he always does."
“I have a great relationship with him and the post he hits in the Champions League still trembles. I was told about the episode, but it’s nothing against me. Either he was angry for his performance or with a teammate. Anyway, they are professionals and when the game ends they are more friends than before.”
Based on La Gazzetta dello Sport report, Lautaro Martinez was frustrated by his teammate, Alessandro Bastoni, who could not give him a long pass so that Lautaro could have scored.
The Nerazzurri will face Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League on 27 October in Kiev and the Argentinian forward is supposed to play from the beginning.