Sun 20 November 2022 | 11:37

Scaloni: Lautaro Martinez is a fundamental player for Argentina

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni says Inter star Lautaro Martinez will be a fundamental player for them in the World Cup.


starts its

World Cup

campaign against Saudi Arabia on November 22. They also play Poland and Mexico.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the World Cup, Lionel Scaloni insisted that Serie A stars

Lautaro Martinez

and Paulo Dybala are important players for his team.

“Lautaro Martinez was and is fundamental for us, he is a precious boy. He has given us so much both in the football aspect, with the goals, and in the human aspect. We knew he would be our striker, Kun Aguero initially helped him a lot.

“At Inter he did very well. We owe him so much because he gave himself completely to us and to the cause. He came to the national team even when he wasn’t in the best condition, he wanted to come, he wanted to be there. He is an example.”

Paulo Dybala is struggling with a hamstring injury but Scaloni has invited him to the squad and believes he made an intelligent decision to join Roma in the summer.

“Going to Roma was a very intelligent choice, the city is spectacular, I knew he could become an idol. There he found a coach capable of making the most of him.

“He has fitted in perfectly at Roma and then as a person he is spectacular, in the squad he is fundamental and we love him a lot.”

source: SportMob

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