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Lautaro Martinez
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
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Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Inter Milan
  Racing Club


Agent Luis Ruzzi
  Alberto Yaque

: 2019 06 28 Lautaro Martinez is relishing the opportunity to strut his stuff for Argentina at the Copa America, outshining even Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to help his nation down Venezuela 2-0 and march on to meet Brazil in the semi-finals

2019 06 28b Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez, who with two goals is Argentina’s top scorer to date in the Copa, added that the Albiceleste will start as underdogs against Brazil] We have our own players. We know it will be difficult because they are the home side and they will be in front of their fans. We are showing that we give our all in every game. Luckily things are going well

: 2019 07 12 Lautaro Martinez’s agent Alberto Yaque confirmed La Liga champions Barcelona are interested in signing the Intermilan forward

: 2019 07 12b Lautaro Martinez’s agent Beto Yaque has said his client will not leave Inter this summer, saying that if Lionel Messi wants to play with his international team-mate, he can join the Serie A club

2019 09 10 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez says Mauro Icardi did not want to leave Inter for Paris Saint-Germain] I have a good relationship with him and we talk a lot. He wanted to stay and in the talks with the club he always said he wanted to play but now he is in another team and I wish him the best because since I arrived in Italy he has been a key person that has helped me integrate better

[Romelu Lukaku arrived from Manchester United in a £75 million deal and was immediately handed the No.9 shirt once occupied by Icardi] Romelu Lukaku immediately adapted to the coach’s ideas and the team’s style of play. He’s a striker with incredible characteristics, he’s very powerful. I was surprised by his sheer stature

[Martinez said while preparing for Argentina’s friendly date with Mexico] I am happy to be here, especially as many of the squad were also my team-mates during the Copa America. I know that I have to work even harder, but the Copa America this summer was my first major tournament with the national team and it was very positive. On a personal level, I was surprised by just how much playing time I had in the Copa America. I started off expecting to be on the bench and slowly became a first pick. It was remarkable, as I hadn’t played that much for Inter during the previous season, but that made me happy and boosted my confidence. When playing with Sergio Aguero and Leo Messi, obviously you have to work harder to protect the midfield and defence, but I do more or less the same at Inter when we have two strikers

2019 09 11 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez was happy and excited after scoring a hat-trick for Argentina in an impressive friendly win over Mexico on Tuesday] I am happy and excited. There is a lot of sacrifice that one makes to be here and not every day three goals are made with this shirt

[The former Racing Club forward paid tribute to his team-mates after his match-winning hat-trick] It is very difficult to get here and stay. There are very good players. I am very happy and grateful to my team-mates and the coaching staff. We train to give joy to the national team. Hopefully we continue along this path

2019 10 03 Retrieve

[Inter forward Lautaro Martinez says his side deserved to beat Barcelona in their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday] The coach is right. We produced a great display and didn’t win because of fine margins. Now we have to think about Juventus. We leave here disappointed because we deserved to win. We have to be alert in this competition because players of this calibre are unforgiving if you make a mistake. With all the good work that we did, we didn’t deserve to lose. The referee also played a role, but we have to be more focused. I do think we produced a very good performance and we can be pleased with that albeit disappointed with the result

2019 10 08 Retrieve

[More goals than Messi, overshadowing Lukaku: Marvellous Lautaro Martinez is the future for Argentina & Inter] I asked [Messi for his shirt] before the game and at the end he came over to give it to me. In the national team a great friendship has been forged between us. He is an example to us, he is vital as a person to our team. Being part of Argentina is an honour. Do I see myself at Barca with him? I am thinking about playing for Intermilan, it is a dream to play in the national team with him. I have admired him since I was a kid but my head and goals are with Intermilan.

2019 10 09 Retrieve

[Scaloni’s side claimed an emphatic 4-0 win last time out against Mexico with Lautaro Martinez claiming his first international hat-trick in the process] I am happy and excited. There is a lot of sacrifice that one makes to be here and not every day three goals are made with this shirt. It is very difficult to get here and stay. There are very good players. I am very happy and grateful to my team-mates and the coaching staff. We train to give joy to the national team. Hopefully we continue along this path

2019 11 05 Retrieve

[Inter forward Lautaro Martinez had given his side an early lead at Westfalenstadion but could only look on helplessly as they let a two-goal lead slip] We did well in the first half, but we were a completely different team in the second. We’re disappointed because we showed a bit of immaturity in the second half. There were mistakes in concentration - these are things that cannot happen, conceding three goals in one half. We were missing a bit of maturity in the second half. We have to continue doing well. Hope is not lost

2019 11 24 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez responds to Conte’s sex advice] Yes! We have to continue working hard in training. When we’re at home, though, we have to rest […] just like he says!

We are doing a great job. We must continue like this, improving day by day. Last year, I didn’t play as much as I wanted, I didn’t have time to prove my worth. Romelu and I are getting to know each other and we’re getting better and better

The thing that makes me happiest is the clean sheet. It was a good defensive performance and that is very important because we knew we would score sooner or later. If we can be more hermetically sealed at the back then we’ll be in good shape

2019 12 04 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez is delighted to be delivering success for Intermilan and insists he is happy in Serie A despite reported interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs] Last year, I played in a team with a coach who played with only one striker in attack. I knew that in front of me there was the captain, Icardi, the most important player for Inter, and obviously it was very complicated for me to play. I always trained to the maximum, but I knew it was like that. I had the chance to play a few minutes but not like I would play now. This year, I had a great Copa America, then I met Conte, who works at high intensity and treats all players in the same way. This makes everyone train to the maximum. Then there is Romelu, who is a great person on and off the pitch. We are working hard to follow the coach’s instructions and take Inter to the top

[Martinez has been linked with Barcelona and Manchester City in recent weeks but described his happiness at San Siro] Inter is my home. That’s something very important for me. I try to work hard and prove with humility on the pitch that I deserve to wear this shirt. I want to bring as much joy as possible to the Nerazzurri fans and my family

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez says it is a privilege to play with Lionel Messi for Argentina] For us Argentines, Leo is as important as Maradona was. It’s something that goes beyond football. He is the best in the world; playing with him in the national team is a privilege. He is generous; he shows me his movements, he teaches me to find spaces that apparently do not exist. [Winning the World Cup with Messi] would be wonderful. He got very close to it. He has come close to the Copa America, playing three finals. Messi as world champion, together with his team-mates, would be a great thing for all Argentina

[Lautaro has 13 goals in 22 appearances for Inter this season] It means that I’m working right. It means that I’m getting better and I’m doing well for Inter and for me, that’s the most important thing. I’m happy here, it’s my home. Conte is helping me improve. He gives me the minutes that you need as a player. He trusts me and I feel safe. We have gotten to know each other quickly. It seems incredible to me that only five months have passed. The thing I appreciate most about him is his passion for football. It’s deep, contagious

[Lautaro believes his childhood prepared him well for the challenges of professional football] I thank my parents. My father played football when he was young and passed on his passion to me and my brothers. There was no money, but there was never an empty plate on the table and we had a ball. For a while we all slept in one room - we three children, mom and dad. But the football was sacred. We went to training by bicycle, by bus, often on foot. Living through hard experiences strengthens you. It helps you keep your feet on the ground and work with humility. In this way, we are similar. Romelu is only 26 but has so much experience in life and football. He has scored so many goals for great teams and still has a noble heart

2020 01 16 Retrieve

[Lautaro Martinez in love with Intermilan but flattered by Barcelona talk] I’m very happy here at Inter, people love me and I love them. If you talk about me [as a transfer target] it is because I do my job well. I must continue on this path. I am very calm, I live day to day and I am happy and comfortable here

[Lautaro credits Antonio Conte as a driving force behind his rapid progress] Many things have changed since he came in. He has a special way of doing things and has taught us so much from his first day in charge. He has convinced us to all give our best and the results are there for all to see. I have had to adapt to a new culture in another country and learn another language. I played little under the previous manager, but under Conte I have grown a lot and I am enjoying how things are going

Lukaku helps me a lot, he is a player who - on and off the field - is very important to me. He is a very good person who helps me out. I am very happy to have met him