Javier Zanetti commented on Lautaro Martínez and the World Cup he had, while also speaking about Lionel Messi.
Zanetti was constantly in attendance, watching and supporting the Argentina national team at the World Cup. Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, Zanetti commented on Lautaro’s fitness and World Cup. Here is what he had to say:
“Lautaro played through some physical problems but he had some opportunities to score, which were complicated.
“If one of his goals against Saudi Arabia had been given, he would have had a different World Cup. But that is football.
“The important thing was to have 26 players who could give the team a hand when called upon. Lautaro took the responsibility of taking the decisive penalty against the Netherlands, which he scored.
“He’s very young. He has a lot ahead of him, he’s become a world champion in his first World Cup and he deserves to enjoy that.”
In regards to Lionel Messi:
“I told Leo’s children (Messi) that they don’t realize the father they have, not only as a player but also as a person.”