Lautaro Martínez was the Inter representative who spoke ahead of their Champions League final match vs. Manchester City.
Martínez will want to become the only Argentine World Cup winner and Champions League winner of the season as they play Manchester City on Saturday. The final in Istanbul will be between the two Argentine strikers and while Julián Álvarez might not start for City, Lautaro will almost certainly start for Inter.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday before the final, here is what Lautaro Martínez had to say:
“I think these are the two major finals a footballer can play. The only thing that changes is the shirt because the feelings you get are the same and unique. Truly unique feelings because you know that you’ve made it to the very end thanks to all the work you have done, thanks to how hard you have worked throughout the years, thanks to team work.
“What really matters is this if you want to achieve your goals. This is the very last step and we must be ready to take it and play the game which clearly will be very important game for Inter, the people and the club.”
“We know that Manchester City are a very tough team to take on given that individual and collective qualities. We are ready to work hard and counter act what they will do to give us an advantage.
“We have been preparing well over the last few days, we have two training sessions ahead to prepare and fine tune the final details, then the match will be here. And we will implement what we have been working on.”
He also mentioned about if he had spoken with Julián Álvarez or not:
“I haven’t been in contact with Julián Álvarez, I got married recently and I invited him but he was unable to attend. That was the last contact I had with him.”