The Italian coach defended the performance of the Argentine striker.
boss Simone Inzaghi defended Lautaro Martinez, claiming he was not worried about his low scoring record.
Nerazzurri will host Serie A leaders at home tomorrow. They are third in the table, 7 points behindNapoli
. The defending Serie A champions, led by Inzaghi, are trying to replicate the success of last season, but with the departure of the stars in the summer, they have a difficult task ahead. Martinez was a striker whom the Nerazzurri counted on after Lukaku's departure, but has failed to score in a month. However, Inzaghi stressed that he has full confidence in the Argentine striker and that his failure to score has not changed his mind.
“I think that it’s normal for strikers to go through these moments. My brother and I went through the same, but also Immobile at Lazio,”
he told reporters.
“Strikers must be worried when they don’t have opportunities to score. Lautaro had some and he must only work as he is doing right now. He believes in his potential and he will score again as he’s always done.”
Asked if Lautaro will recieve penalty kicks, Inzaghi said:
“Depends on who is on the pitch. Lautaro scored against Sassuolo and missed one in the derby, but Tatarusanu deserves praise for saving it."
The Italian added on his team recent results:
“We certainly know that it will be a very important game, as the derby against Milan. It’s important for the table and a game between the best attack and the best defence in the league. Courage and motivation will make the difference.".
“We deserved more against Juventus, Atalanta and Milan but we collected three draws, meaning we need to do more against direct opponents.
“I am proud of this team, the lads are giving their all, we are competitive despite the sales that we had to do in the summer.”
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