Inter to ask Lautaro Martinez not to travel with Argentina team for World Cup qualifiers


Inter will be asking Lautaro Martinez not to travel with the Argentina national team in March.

Lautaro Martinez has not been in the greatest of forms recently for his club. While the Argentine has scored 11 goals in 24 league matches, he has not scored a goal in eight league matches.

Argentina will play Venezuela and Ecuador this month in the World Cup qualifiers and Inter will ask him not to travel. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the team would prefer that he remains with the club.

Lionel Scaloni is likely to call him up for the two matches. Argentina have already qualified for the World Cup.

The club has a big month as they play Salernitana in the league on Friday and are away against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday. They also have two league matches against Torino and Fiorentina, before playing Juventus at the start of April.

Even if Lautaro Martinez does not get called up to the team, one player that will be is Lionel Messi. As we reported on Wednesday, Messi is expected to be included in the team after having missed the last two World Cup qualifiers.


  1. I think this was the team lautaro last scored against before this game in an open play. Any way he could get the Mojo back. I think after a long time Dzeko is replaced instead of Martinez. Now to Anfield. 1 goal against liverpool means it would end UCL goal drought. But yeah a really tough task. J correa is not a finisher and he keep on showing this. Alvares is not that experienced to play in a wc stage. A correa as a CF is not a goal scoring threat but might help in tracking back. Gio Simeone also not guarantee against good teams. Alario needs to show his finishing skills. Tommorrow match is vital for him.

  2. Lautaro….hat trick… shut the critics ..
    I watch many inter matches…he’s not getting proper balls…he could score more goals in an attacking team…

  3. Inter deserves to reserve Lauturo at this last phase of qualifiers. They have released him every single game without even conditions. As many people said here, it’s time we start other strikers as we will need to be able to have different options at the world cup.
    Also all due respect to Ukraine, but what about the other countries who are being invaded or have been in last fifty years. Are we never going to give them attention or even to persecute their oppressors at least on the level of sport and Fifa?????

    • Well. Kuwait was liberated after an invasion by Iraq. Many other wars are internal conflicts, Eg. Yemen, Syria, Congo. Terrible wars all of them but not invasions by another country.

      • Richard thanks for the response, but No, Yemen is being invaded by saudia Arabia and the UAE unfortunately. No one has said anything in terms of football. Saudi has qualifed for the cup I believe and UAE is still in the race. UAE is now in the process of bombing 5 Arab and African countries on a weekly basis. Palestine has been invaded for decades and on the contrary people defend Israel. How about France? Do u really believe their colonization and invasions of Africa for over hundreds of years has ended? Almost all in fighting in Africa is instigated and or started by france. France is the enemy of freedom and democracy, yet they are always applauded. How about when England killed hundreds of our citizens…. Did cnn or bbc or even fifa say anything ?

        • Thanks for correcting me.
          The world has never been fair and never will be.
          A difference is that the Russian invasion could lead to WW III. The wars in Yemen, Congo, Libya will not lead to a global war.

          • Good point Richard. I can agree with everything u said. The world definitely isn’t fair. Let’s hope the best for all that are on the unfair side of the stick.

      • Yemen is a horrible genocide by Saidis brother. And they have full military support from the US. Its worse than what is going in on Ukraine. The west doesnt care when brown people are getting starved unfortunately.

    • SorinXcrespO first of all i like to thank u a worldwide for your wise words, exellent knowledge and for your Wisdom too ! For sure this comment/post of yours has hopefully touched and has forsure touched and will Definetly touch many more deeply inside, specially those who are or have witnessed conflicts of war and some like u said allready for decades even much more than that in my personal view others have invaded or destroyed beautiful culture’s, tribe’s and Native’s of the world and now countries that some of them the collonial countries made up themselfs as they pleased like a bit of sharing a cup of Tea with same time having a huge cake also that they sliced to pieces as they pleased which are nowdays more known as the borders of the world map and specially in Africa for example they purpously draw the line’s of borders as they wanted to split the old tribaalin borders and completly destroy and mix them up really badly that many tribe’s were separeted from each others and those tribe’s who might have been fighting against each others before about their tribal lands, well the colonnials pushed them even more in to fighting each others than before by drawing the map of Africa and creating countries were many tribe’s were stucked in between and as stayed also completly separeted to from each others to different countries and as worst offcourse many of those tribe’s that had been fighting each others before the arrival of collonial conqueres they were purpously set together inside of one single country as for creating more conflicts in many different countries were this same strategy of collonial conqueres was used as in my view allmost in hole Continent of mother Africa !

      Well, offcourse Africa was not the first or the latest Continent were this same strategy was used worldwide in allmost every Continent of the world and specially by the collonial conqueres in North-Central and South America as with Africa the Native’s from theese 2 great Continents suffered the most, but this is not just history as this same strategy is Still in use in very present world as u mentioned in your post very correctly!

      So, in the end offcourse theese invaders or those who want to control the masses of people of this planet that we are all living it have developped this strategy and updated it many, many time’s as using and also adding all the time new different ways to do it as obviously they just can’t do it as they once were able to do it without anybody or allmost noneone even questioning their evil doings that have existed for god knows how long etc,,,

      And now at very present in our so called modern world they are Still doing it in several places by different countries as u allready very correctly mentioned many of them etc.,,

      As i have a huge respect for people like u who are openly talking about this and specially knowing exactly how it works or what is happening at very present moment and also what has happened in the past and most importantly questiong with Open Mind and with good willing heart ”that why is that” Still happening even most us forsure know at least a bit about theese constant evil undoings against others by purpously wanting to destroy humanlife and our beautiful and very unique planet that we are all living in and have allways lived in and hopefully also in the future for the sake of this beautiful planet that gives and suplies us everything we need for basic human life as pure water and food either by cultivating it or by fishing and hunting it, but not like the way as most of the world do which is also another method of those evil undoers who want destroy and control everything by mostly money and collecting and controlling every possible source of our planet that provided us everything we need for basic human life as standards as pure water and fresh nature etc..and that what theese evil undoers constantly have done purpously for god know’s how long offcourse in the end lead’s to ultimate power and control of the masses of the people of this planet as that is what they are after and have been after and only intrested of for themselfs to just gain more money and power and control over all of us etc. and to vast sources of natural riches of this planet, which are not ment at all in the first place to be used as tools of controlling the masses of people instead they are equally given to all of us by the all mighty one or by this planet , nevermind how did it happen in the Fiat place etc…the way or another all theese beautifull riches of this beautiful planet providing us as i consider them as pure water for everyone and rich or not so rich soil depending offcourse of the circumstances of the climate were people are and have allways been living and also constantly moving around this planet to try learn the ways of this planet and how to respect them and use them in the most righteous way as possible so that everyone will more or less have equal standards to basic human life as that is in the end what and why all this planet was given somehow for humans in the end ultimatly to figure it out for the best sake of everyone as i mean now that this planet or without this planet and do to it’s water’s and the sea’s, rivers and lakes, ponds and natural springs etc., were we are able to get pure drinking water and also water to cultivate and TaKe care of this planet in righteous and correct, respectfull and the best way as possible etc..well with out of this possibility that some how been orcwascgiven given to humans equally around the world by and depending the of climate way or another of this planet and it’s such a beautiful different locations around this planet created in the first place for everyone’s righteous equal rights to have equal life withbeachbothers and share it with everyone in the equal and righteous way by no harmina anyone or by not destroying anyone or this planet etc…

      We, as people considering me too and everyone else are forcefully been thrown god knows how many million miles away from this point in the first place why everything was and has been created by this beautiful planet for all ofvus equallybto share and enjoy by no harming anyone or this planet’s eco system/nature that can provide us everything from different plants of this beautiful planet so that we do not need dig and thrill oil for example which is deep down in the ground of this mother earth as i call yhdistää planet my Self and why should we do that in the first place as oil is just made of or been created from old plants that been crushed during the times of this planet deep down below the ground or which is now covered ground by the sea’s of this world or the water’s of this planet etc.,,.as we know now or have known as i don’t exactly for how long, but certainly long enough that the oil thatvhas been thrilled by those thrillers of it whonuse it as one of the many tools to control the masses of the people of this planet etc…why do we not instead use the plants growing on top of the surface of this beautiful planet and cultivate them as one our top priorities in such way that it won’t cost any harm to anyone or most importantly to this planet as there are so many different plants that can be used to make so many different things that are now made only or mostly from oil etc.., as everything can be made and used just from our beautiful plants in such way that it won’t harm anyone or this planeetat all !

      Or why we are digging coal and burning it in such a massive volumes that the skies of this beautiful planet have been covered by it’s very harmfull and destroyfull smoke’s as coal is just nothing else than old burned wood in mostly which also have been naturally burried by this planet of ours to deeply in to it’s grounds as part of natural process of this natural cycle’s and instead of letting it been in this planet’s grounds as for the oil too we are forcefully been ordered to dig it out from ground of this planet so that It can be burned and turned to provide us energy or what so ever in such harmfull way that the skies of this beautiful planet been covered by black very toxic and dirty smoke which is destroying our pure air and athmosphere of this planet etc.. just that some evildoers can just get more rich and have more power and control over all of the masses of the people’s from this planet etc…

      Or why are Still killing each others even we know that we should not do that at all in the first place instead we should all live in peace and harmonian with all each others and most importantly with our beautiful planet!

      But, instead putting away the swords, and the spears or the axe’s and the arrows we instead been forcefully to been ordered to fight eachothers by gun’s bullet’s and different kind of Arg’s and ammo’s, bombs and rockets&missiles as such a powerfull ones that allready dropped by 2 as so called Atombombs to Japan during the worlfåd war 2, not even mentioning the world war 1 or that just American’s as only one of many nation’s having created Nuclear weapons which can destroy all this planet earth to the deep down to it’s ground and kill of it’s habitannts and existing life are constantly used as threat’s(luckily so far, though there have been several nuclear test done by so many countries and name of their nations as like they whole nation of country suddenly so called decided to” hey, let’s make some nuclear test’s around the world so that we can make weapons of Mass destruction out of them or use Nuclear power created by Nuclear factory’s to provide us more energy etc…

      As just one example of so many as there been so many countries bombarding eachothers with their bomb’s and missiles, drones and whatsoever latest robotical warfare owned with every single manufacturing rights by Google as Google decided allready long ago by every single robot manufacturing Company as they own then all now!

      And allready for the first world war and even more for second and so on and so on for the war of the Korea’s and Vietnam, Afganistan etc.. the never ending list…there were so many bombs and different kind weapons created and solded, used, tested and created more and solded again etc…as during the for example the Vietnam war America dropped more bombs than the hole bloody Nazi Germany run by crazy madman Hitler and his fellow CO’s or who so ever to Laos and not because Vietgong used offcourse Laos and neigbpuring countries in old IndoChina which was created by frenc collonial’s etc. as their target’s were mostly on soil Vietnam, but every time their war airplanes filled with bomb’s took of from their war ships to carry war planes etc.,
      Well, as every time back and forth they had fly through our over Laos by carrying those bombs with them as they took of in the air loaded with them, but had to drop them mostly in the soil of Laos, not because trying to destroy and kill Vietkong troops or soldiers/forces instead as they could not locate those Vietkong force’s, well they had to drop them somewhere as they could not land back to the their warship’s/warplane carrier’s ir what so ever they are called as those ships/ carriers of their own would have blown to million pieces to the air, so they were ordered to drop them to the soul Laos and, Yes So did they and managed to drop more bomb’s to Laos than the Blody Bazi Germany dropped all in all during the whole second world war !

      This is just an one single example of this lunatism which is nothing to do with the American people or even with their Army as the army was just ordered to so as any bloody army that is ordered by someone or someone’s just wanting more money,power and control etc…

      As the British have how many nuclear sub’s and there are so many country’s in the world with nuclear weapons that i’m not even aware of anymore as this whole coldwar story with Russians and Americans nowdays NATO’s was just a platform for those who are selling and manufacturing theese nuclearwaepons or what so ever weapons and bomb’s, Rockets&Missiles, Tanks&artillery’s or drone’s and robotical weapons å, sub’s and warplanes OMG ! This list will never end…as the world is packed with so many different kind of arms that idon’t have any clue of any Numbers as i expect them be such a high Numbers that i won’t be able to even count them or name them correctly by Numbers etc…

      Why? And for what reason the world has to have them and deal with them ? And whybthey been createdcin the first place, well, beacause gaining more money,power and controland offcourse to kill us as humans or destroying our beautifull planet and it’s nature and habitant’s etc…

      Do we really need them? Well, i do not need answer to my such stupid question at all!

      Well, when do we learn about this or as we have allready learned all this as it is been literally teached in to our heads so heavily and with such force that even a small child knows all this, but what can we do as instead those who are responsible are rather creating more of those weapons or what ever problems to just gain more money, power and control!

      I do not belive that that whole world have to suffer, because some want to gain more money, power and control as i don’t acceptvotvat all, but itäisellä alkways easy to talk as bullshit walk’s, so i dont have the right key to end all this madness and stop those who wantvto gain more money, power and control, but i truly wish that someone or someone’s will have that key to stop all those who responsible and be able to create a better world instead of this one we are living in right now!

      I’m not asking for something impossible, just wishing so! And it is been a quite long process from those who are responsible where we stand right now, well in similar way it will TaKe a lotbof time and be as long process to fix everything back to so called basic’s and remove all this horrible obstacle’s that stand on the way and against a better world, but even so i truly wish that to hapoen one day, sooner orvlater they allways say the better it will be or the, perhaps the better it will become hopefully before they will destroy totally this beautiful planet which was certainly not created to current monster world as it stands at this very present and has stand for god know’s how long !

      Such a sorry for a such long post, most propably just waste of everything and everyone’s time or life!

      In the end i will support and keep on fighting against all existing evil in this world by giving my support and thoughts to all those who have been victims of war the way or another and keepmon insinsisting to throw away and abandon all the weapons of this world ! STAY AS STRONG AS U CAN WHETHER U ARE IN UKRAINE BOMBARDED BY RUSSIANS OR WHETHER U ARE SOMEWHERE ELSE BOMBARDED AND KILLED BY ANY LUNATICS OF THIS WORLD WHO IN THE END ARE JUST INTRESTED ABOUT MONEY,POWER AND CONTROLL! IMMEADITE PEACE TO ALL WORLD IS A MUST !


  4. Since there has been a lot of talk regarding our striker situation, I have made a compilation of goalscoring stats from Lautaro, ACorrea and Simeone from their respective leagues this season. I have not included Alvarez, Alario or JCorrea because with my sources I can’t compile from leagues outside of Europe top5, and players with 300-500 minutes can not be compared fairly imo
    Sources: understat, bbc top scorers list, sofascore

    Lautaro Martinez (25 by WC)
    24 appearances (1505 mins)
    11 goals – 0.66 goals per 90 / 135 mins per goal
    Total shots: 48 – 23% goal conversion – 60% shot accuracy
    Big chances missed: 14

    xG 15.10 (underperforming by 4.10) – xG90 0.90

    Angel Correa (27 by WC)
    26 appearances (1504 mins)
    11 goals – 0.67 goals per 90 / 134 mins per goal
    Total shots: 27 – 41% goal conversion – 70% shot accuracy
    Big chances missed: 2

    xG 6.28 (overperforming by 4.72) – xG90 0.38

    Giovanni Simeone (27 by WC)
    25 appearances (1735 mins)
    15 goals – 0.78 goals per 90 / 116 mins per goal
    Total shots: 39 – 38% goal conversion – 59% shot accuracy
    Big chances missed: 4

    xG 7.62 (overperforming by 7.38) – xG90 0.40

    Both Correa and Simeone are having the best season of their careers. They have relatively low expected goals count (xG), but they are overperforming their xG by a large margin (Simeone tops Serie A and Correa top 3 in La Liga, when comparing to their league’s top10 scorers). They also have the highest goal conversion and shot accuracy in this comparison, while they both have the lowest amount of total shots. It doesn’t paint the whole picture of course, and maybe says more about their clubs, but these stats are impressive to say the least. Correa has also been playing in several positions which makes it more impressive, but it looks like he can finally cement his preferred spot as CF. I hope they keep it up as it appears they are now entering their prime.

    Meanwhile Lautaro is underperforming, missing plenty of goals he should be scoring, and looked very frustrated the other day against Milan. He remains Inter’s top scorer however. I will forever be thankful for his open goal miss against Colombia in Copa. It lead us to penalties, which not only made Dibu a legend, but allowed us to enter the final with a different attitude and confidence. But these misses have to stop. Thankfully he performs better with Argentina. Letting him remain with Inter in the upcoming qualifiers is the right choice. He has his spot in the squad already, but he can not become comfortable being the automatic choice of 9, even if he is Scaloni’s top scorer alongside Messi. Besides we need to see the performances of others in the position. Leaving him out this time could very well be what pulls him up in the end

  5. Lautoro is the main striker without any doubt; however Scaloni need to find and have a back up. And Lautoro performance at this moment is not so good and drought. Meanwhile on the other side, Scaloni could see that Gio, Alvarez, Correa is having a good time. Is it the right time to switch ? No and Yes; No dilemma. No Trial error.

    Lautoro has cemented his place at N/T; the chemistry is doing quite well. He is young, energetic and promise to deliver; why worry. Yes, the team need a good back-up in every position. So the upcoming two games can be used as a evaluation and rotation of players. Messi will be back, so do Maria and De Paul. Time to check the engine to be well prepared and ready for all situations. Beside the players, the formation and game plan must be flexible. Football has to be creative, flexible and joy!

    • No you have to prove your worth every single day, every single match,nobody will be taken for granted.

  6. Most Goal Contributions in a calendar year in the 21st century: 10. Messi 2017 70 G/A 9. Messi 2010 with 77 8. Messi 2018 with 77 7. Messi 2015 with 78 6. Lewandowski 2021 80 5. CR 2014 81 4. CR 2013 83 3. Messi 2016 90 2. Messi 2011 95 1. Messi 2012 113…crazy.

    • He has set his standards so high that if he doesn’t score every match and a hatrick every 5th match, he is finished!! Hos scoring might have been totally out of form but his creative skill us still no-1 and unmatched. Hopefully he will get back to scoring tomorrow!!

  7. This is an important game for alario. He is against Bayern. If he shows his potential scaloni would include him in the qualifiers. Also Schick is out for 2 weeks or so I think. So this is a great chance for alario to impress scaloni and to get valuable minutes in the club.

  8. Giovani Lo Celso Characteristics
    + Strengths
    Tackling Strong
    Blocking the ball Strong
    – Weaknesses
    Aerial Duels Weak
    Giovani Lo Celso’s Style of Play
    Gets fouled often
    Likes to do layoffs
    Likes to dribble
    Likes to tackle
    Commits fouls often

    Emiliano Buendía Characteristics
    + Strengths
    Passing Very Strong
    Through balls Very Strong
    Key passes Very Strong
    Long shots Very Strong
    Taking set-pieces Strong
    Dribbling Strong
    Crossing Strong
    Holding on to the ball Strong
    Finishing Strong
    Defensive contribution Strong
    – Weaknesses
    Discipline Weak
    Emiliano Buendía’s Style of Play
    Likes to cut inside
    Likes to do layoffs
    Gets fouled often
    Likes to play long balls
    Likes to tackle
    * Strengths, weaknesses and styles are calculated from statistics of each player’s latest two seasons

    Honest to God I followed closely those two players for last three seasons.
    I was lo celso camp before however the more I watch him the more I became unconvince by him. As emi Buendia I was always impressed with him even when he is having average game still tries to impact the game and take more risks as he always makes more forward and risk passes unlike gio lo celso who fade way more oven. In my opinion emi Buendia is better than lo celso.

    • Lo celso is better than buendia atleast for the current Argentina team. Lo celso is one player who really blend with our current play. He knows how to impact in important games. He makes good play with Messi which is vital for us. He has that vision. He is enough for us to play the midfield with Paredes and Paul. There is Papu and palacios. May be buendia could be also used as a sub at best. But a forward back up is the tough task. Alario may be the right option. We have to watch him in next 2-3 games

    • If you want to get best out of Lo celso play more in and around penalty box. For me Lo celso is the best. I prefer Mac Allister over Buendia.

  9. Lucas Alario Characteristics
    + Strengths
    Finishing Strong
    Headed attempts Strong
    Aerial Duels Strong
    – Weaknesses
    Offside awareness Weak
    Defensive contribution Weak
    Lucas Alario’s Style of Play
    Likes to do layoffs
    Does not dive into tackles

    Giovanni Simeone Characteristics
    + Strengths
    Finishing Strong
    Defensive contribution Strong
    – Weaknesses
    Holding on to the ball Weak
    Offside awareness Weak
    Giovanni Simeone’s Style of Play
    Likes to tackle
    Commits fouls often
    * Strengths, weaknesses and styles are calculated from statistics of each player’s latest two seasons

    For me Alario should be the back up for Lautaro. The guy will score goals for coming as sub. It’s no brainer that he should be in the squad for world Cup. Plus he is much better footballer than G. Simeone.

  10. Any idiot on a street corner can talk crap, Gonzalo! There’s more strength in showing restraint than running mouths! I wish you peace!

  11. Its about time Alvarez , ACorrea and Dybala get adequate time on the pitch. Especially with Dybala out injured again Scaloni needs to try both Correa and Alvarez in the next upcoming qualifiers.

        • So what should I call a kid who can’t handle an argument, just knows the word dumbass and has the lamest comebacks?
          I keep saying it cause that’s what all your comments sound like to me

        • I’ll be the bigger man between me and toxic and end this convo… cause this person toxic is really looking for friends out here.. join facebook.. or whatever social media u want..

        • Hey Gonzalo, you are literally bullying the guy! Noticed a trend from you calling people this or that and trying to show superiority. Get it sorted before it eats you from the inside…Stay respectful, brother!

  12. At first I was a bit mad reading this because I hate it when clubs get in the way of our call ups but now I realize this may be an invisible hand forced opportunity to find a clearer second striker to Lautaro and give them minutes. It may force Scaloni to use Alvarez as a striker which can become a very important change

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