Hernan Crespo: "Lautaro Martinez is a complete striker and he is fantastic"
“He is really a bull, just like his nickname. Lautaro Martinez is fantastic.”
Hernan Crespo knows what it takes to be a world class striker and the former Inter player has nothing but praise for youngster Lautaro Martinez who just had a very positive Copa America and yesterday he scored a hat-trick in a friendly against Mexico.
“I really admire his flexibility. First or second striker, it’s the same to him. He manages to be dangerous and decisive in both positions and that is something not easy. He is deadly playing next to a classic striker but even when he’s there himself he can also be devastating. He has all the techniques there is: left foot, right foot, has correct timing in the air and he is very smart in the box. A complete striker who is ready for the Italian league. My friend Veron was right.”
What did Veron tell you about Lautaro?
“That he did not need anything to play in Serie A. And he told me that about a year ago when Lautaro arrived at Inter. I had some doubts but then I studied him and I have to admit that we are looking at a striker with a certain future. Let’s just leave him alone, let’s not put pressure on him, let’s make him grow and we will have many satisfactions.”
In other words, Inter have an important element in their hands.
“Well, the most important is on their bench: Conte is absolutely a phenomenon. And if Lautaro listens, applies himself and works like a madman then he can become a great champion. With Lukaku, he forms a perfect duo.”