Inter striker Lautaro Martinez sayshe does not know what the future holds, but feels happy with the club despite being linked with a departure throughout the summer.
However, a move never came to fruition, with Martinez remaining at Inter while Barca moved forward without a major addition at the striker position.
Martinez, who has recently been linked to a new deal with the Serie A club,has gone on to score three goals in his first five Serie A matches of the season and, when asked about his future, the 23-year-old forward says he is only concerned with shining at Inter.
“I work every day to improve. Today I am an Inter player and I want to do the best of the team,” Lautaro said in a pre-match press conference ahead of his side’sChampions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.
“I’m happy, we work every day, we want to win and to bring Inter as high as possible. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, today I can say that I am at Inter and that I’m happy.”
“I thank the fans for all their affection,” he added. “The same goes for all the people who work for the club and who have always been close to me.”
The striker did experience a moment of frustration recently as he was seen to be visibly upset whenAntonio Conte subbed him off in the second half of Inter’s win over Genoa on Saturday.
Martinez was seen punching the bench in frustration, but he says that he was mostly upset with his own performance, not Conte’s decision to take him out of the match.
“I was angry with myself because I didn’t play the game I wanted,” he said. “It came out of me but today I am happy and ready for tomorrow.”
Inter settled for a draw in their first Champions League group stage match against Shakhtar Donetsk and currently sit behind Shakhtar and ahead of Real Madrid following the Ukrainian side’s stunning win over the Spanish champions.
In Serie A, Inter are in fourth place, having collected 10 points from five games with only Sassuolo, Napoli and league-leaders AC Milan performing better to start the Italian campaign.
Source : goal.com