The Argentinian Lautaro Martinez He conquered this Sunday the first title of his career by crowning himself champion of Italy as one of the leaders of the Inter de Milan, after a season in which he added fifteen goals and appeared decisively in times of need.
In his third year in Italian Serie A after leaving Racing Avellaneda, Lautaro got his hands on a historic title for Inter, which ended nine years dominated by Juventus in Italian football.
The victory of the Milanese team this Saturday against Crotone, already mathematically lowered, and Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at the Sassuolo field officially handed over to Antonio Conte’s men the nineteenth “Scudetto” in their history.
Inter won it four days in advance, now adding thirteen points ahead of Atalanta.
It is a title won by a united, solid team, in which all the members gave their contribution, beyond the prominence they had on the pitch.
But Lautaro is among the men of this title along with the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, who has 21 goals, and the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, signed last summer, from Real Madrid, and decisive with seven goals and six assists.
The double in the derby against Milan (3-0), the goal that sentenced the 3-1 victory against Lazio or the spectacular header that gave Inter three points five minutes from the end of the appointment in the field of Torino remain as key moments of the interista course.
The “Toro” formed an explosive duo with Lukaku, with whom he complemented himself perfectly, exchanging assists, scoring goals and giving an essential defensive contribution to the rest of the squad.
After the nine goals of his first year, in which he was the substitute for his compatriot Mauro Icardi, and the 21 of the 2019-2020 season, Lautaro has 17 this season and, above all, he has had vertical growth since his arrival in Italy .
All this, with only 23 years old and a bright future ahead.
His contract with Inter expires in 2023, but his renewal, with a generous salary increase, should arrive in the coming weeks, according to the Italian media.
The Milanese team, traditionally closely linked to Argentine football, with elements such as Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso or Diego Milito, wants to build its future with Lautaro and Lukaku as references.
The “Toro” has already released its trophy case with a prestigious “Scudetto” after touching the Europa League last year, lost in the final against Sevilla.
The next step will be to raise the bar in the Champions League, where Conte’s side added two consecutive eliminations in the group stage.
If last year they progressed to the final of the Europa League, this year they were bottom, behind Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk. That was the great disappointment of a year that, however, ended in the sweetest way for the “Bull”.