Spalletti: Martinez studying from Icardi



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30 Sep 2018, 03:32 IST
Lautaro Martinez
Inter striker Lautaro Martinez

Luciano Spalletti hailed Lautaro Martinez after the striker’s first aim for the membership arrange a 2-Zero Serie A house win in opposition to Cagliari.

With Mauro Icardi rested for Wednesday’s Champions League journey to PSV, Martinez began alone up entrance and opened the scoring with an early header.

Cagliari had a leveller dominated out for handball following a VAR assessment and Matteo Politano’s late volley secured a 3rd straight league win.

Spalletti’s rotation paid off as Inter maintained their momentum and the coach was thrilled with the most recent signal of Martinez’s growth.

“He’s a really sturdy participant,” Spalletti informed DAZN. “He can flip within the visitors of the defenders with nice ease, has insights, potential to go to the field.

“Coaching with Mauro he has discovered one thing. Martinez has character, method, leg energy, capturing, after all. 

“Perhaps he is a bit egocentric as a result of he didn’t go the ball on one event and he ended up alone after which he misplaced it, however just a little little bit of selfishness doesn’t harm.

“He and Icardi are excellent mates, and they’re additionally very delicate guys.”

Icardi was not the one star identify to be benched for Saturday’s Serie A recreation, as Croatia internationals Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic had been additionally omitted of the beginning XI.

Martinez took his probability to shine, with Roberto Gagliardini additionally impressing in midfield, a lot to the delight of the Inter coach.

“I am all the time glad once I win,” Spalletti stated. “I wish to use each minute of my life to enhance our behaviour as part of Inter.

“These gamers allowed me to make an necessary turnover to have some contemporary gamers play within the Champions League.

“When you’ve got a big squad with this a lot high quality, you’ll be able to select an entire new 11 each few days and that’s necessary.”

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