The couple could have been tied at the Camp Nou this season, but Inter have been decisive in their price tag for the Argentine player, with Barcelona unable to afford the €100 million fee.
Messi is the best player in the world
After a summer of transfer speculation at Barcelona, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has revealed one characteristic which puts the Blaugrana captain Lionel Messi about every other footballer. The couple could have been tied at the Camp Nou this season, but Inter have been decisive in their price tag for the Argentine player, with Barcelona unable to afford the €100 million fee. However, the pair had serving time alongside Argentina. “I know Leo better from the days when we were teammates for the Argentina national team. And rather than from having come up against him,” Lautaro noted. “I have said it in the past and will repeat it now and in the future: he is the best player in the world. The fact that he is Argentine is a source of pride for us, and we always try to learn from him.
Inter have a tradition of great Argentine players with Diego Milito and Javier Zanetti
“For me, he is on a different level, he understands the game differently, and he is always one step ahead of everyone else”. Inter have a tradition of great Argentine players, with Diego Milito key for the Nerazzurri as they won the 2010 Champions League to complete the historic treble, as was Javier Zanetti. He is now a vice president at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. “Javier is a vital person for Inter,” Lautaro said. “both for us the players, but also because he gives us everything that he has experienced at this club,” added Lautaro, who was unable to prevent Inter slipping to a 2-1 defeat against AC Milan in their last outing. “Zanetti did so to me when I first came to Italy. Whenever I needed something, he always tried to help me.”
The vice president always lends an ear and asks how I’m doing or helps me with anything I might need. He’s still there to make sure I’m okay inside the club and outside too. “First of all, he helped me with the language when I arrived, with what the club meant and how we train. He was crucial in those matters, so I will always be grateful to him. He helped me when I came here. Inter are facing Borussia Monchengladbach in their Champions League Group B on Wednesday evening.