Hristo believes that the 22-year-old would benefit from the acquisition of knowledge from the current Barcelona No. 9 of Luis Suarez.
Lautaro could be as important as Batistuta
Ex-Barcelona great Hristo Stoichkov declared his love for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, who was closely associated with the shift to the Camp Nou. Hristo believes that the 22-year-old would benefit from the acquisition of knowledge from the current Barcelona No. 9 of Luis Suarez. “I love Lautaro Martinez,” Stoichkov said. “As a winger, I liked those forwards. He is very moving and works hard for the squad. He never stops, and this is more important than scoring a goal. If Lautaro Martinez joins Barcelona, he will have the best tutor in the world: Luis Suarez. They both have good movement. You can play together plus Leo Messi. If he comes to Barcelona, he could be as important an attacker as Gabriel Batistuta was.”
Antoine Griezmann came for some criticism during his debut campaign at Barcelona, but Stoichkov showed how self-interested the Frenchman is. “He works hard for the team, and this is important,” Stoichkov said. “I trust him, and therefore they paid what they paid. He has 20 touches per game.” Stoichkov also discussed Messi, to whom he is still reverent. “I have known him since he debuted, and he is the same, he is a perfect team-mate, and this is the most important.”