Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez is gearing up for the biggest game of his career as he prepares to help his team win their fourth Champions League title against Manchester City on Saturday. The 25-year-old Argentine striker, who helped his country win the World Cup, is hoping to end the season on a high note after overcoming injury problems throughout the campaign.
Martinez spoke to reporters ahead of the final, saying that he feels the same excitement as he did when he played in the World Cup final, only this time he is wearing a different jersey. He acknowledged that the Champions League final is one of the most important matches in soccer and that all players dream of playing in it. However, he also emphasized that the group effort is what matters most and that his team is ready to seize the opportunity.
Despite a difficult start to the year, Martinez has scored 11 goals in the last 13 games, including a crucial goal in the semi-final second leg against city rivals AC Milan. Inter Milan is in good form, having won 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions. Although they are considered underdogs against treble-chasing Manchester City, Martinez is confident that he and his teammates can pull off an upset.
“We know that Manchester City are very tough rivals to face, for the quality they have. But we’ve done our job and we’re ready for the task,” Martinez said. “It is the best year of my career. I had the opportunity to play in a World Cup final six months ago and now I will play in a Champions League final. I am very happy with the season but also with the moment we are living, let’s see if we can crown it in the best possible way by winning the title.”
Martinez’s performance in the final could be crucial to Inter Milan’s chances of winning the trophy. The team has been building towards this moment for several years, and their success this season has been a testament to their hard work and dedication. With Martinez in top form, they will be hoping to upset the odds and lift the trophy on Saturday.