Lautaro Martinez: ‘Inter proved Milano is blue and black’

Lautaro Martinez is proud to decide the Derby della Madonnina wearing the captain’s armband, insisting Inter ‘proved that Milano is blue and black’ after beating Milan yet again.

It was another decisive set play for the Nerazzurri and Lautaro Martinez got his head to the Hakan Calhanoglu corner, beating Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Overall, Simone Inzaghi’s men also dominated possession and shots on goal, with the ball in the net twice more, but Romelu Lukaku fouled Malick Thiaw and Lautaro Martinez was very narrowly offside.

With seven goals in the Derby della Madonnina, only Stefano Nyers scored more for Inter in this fixture with 11.

“Incredible. These games are really like being in Argentina. I am very happy, as once again we proved that by playing football, Milano is blue and black!” Lautaro Martinez told DAZN, only a couple of weeks after thrashing the Rossoneri 3-0 in the Supercoppa Italiana.

Despite the lack of rest after playing for Argentina in Qatar during November and December, he has returned to Inter on sparkling form in 2023.

“I said the moment we finished the World Cup, it fires us up, because winning the World Cup is the greatest moment of my career. I learned a great deal and try to bring that to the field.”

With Milan Skriniar announcing his desire to leave as a free agent for PSG at the end of the season, the captain’s armband has been given to Lautaro Martinez.

“Wearing the armband makes me very proud, as I worked hard. Ever since coming to Inter, I have tried to give my best, and this is a special game. We did it again.”

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