It was prophetic, in the summer of 2018, Juan Sebastian Veron . La Brujita , in fact, a year and a half ago not a little off balance on the account of Lautaro Martinez , at the time arrived a few days ago at the Nerazzurri: "If Taurus will have a good impact with the Italian environment and if the change of country does not it will upset him too much, he is destined to become a champion. I know him well, I followed him for a long time and I can say that he has the qualities to break through. The important thing is that Inter, with him, is not in a hurry " , said Veron.
Now that Lautaro has become one of the team's absolute leaders, the former Inter and Lazio midfielder has been interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport to talk again about Toro . Here are his words.
What strikes him – "Personality, despite being only twenty-two. And then the fact that it combines quality and quantity: look carefully at its performance and you will discover that Lautaro does many things, and almost all are good" .
Type of attacker – "He is certainly not a classic striker like Batistuta, but he is a complete striker. He has all the qualities he needs. Technically he is strong, he is good at head, he has speed" .
Comparison – "Practically impossible, because Lautaro is a mix. Let me explain: in him I see certain movements of Aguero , especially when the team advances and he dissociates himself to dictate the passage; he has the power of Batistuta , when he kicks, and the same cunning of Crespo in the area. He can always put himself in the right place at the right time .
Conte's merits – "The coach is always fundamental in the growth of a talent. Conte gave him confidence, he made him feel important, he followed him in the work, he found his position on the field. If today Lautaro has become so strong , a great deal of credit must be given to Conte . You don't express yourself that way, so confidently, in a stadium like San Siro if you don't have those who protect you behind you. How many potential champions we have seen vanish at the first difficulty … " .
Way to play – "It has become more mature. The Italian league, for a soccer player, is the university of football. I know that there are perhaps more fun tournaments, where you see more goals, but I guarantee you that for us footballers, indeed I am now a former, Serie A is considered the most difficult rock to overcome, it is a championship where tactics triumphs, where it is played in small spaces and the technique must emerge. "Lautaro was good at learning the lesson and adding his South American skills to the wealth of notions he received during training and matches with Inter . "
Holder with Argentina – "He is not ready, he is very ready. He is used to the pressures that an environment like that of Inter puts you, he will not be scared in front of the Selecciòn fans. International competitions, by now, are his stage" .
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