The ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup is being watched by football lovers from all over the world. All eyes will be on the four teams that have qualified for the forthcoming semi-finals on December 15.
Worldwide football viewers are in awe and are amazed by the Argentinian national team on their spectacular play during the World Cup. With Lionel Messi playing with his usual grace, other players have also caught the eye of the people and now fans are interested in knowing them. Lautaro Martínez, the team’s proud striker is one of them.
Who is Lautaro Martinez?
Born on August 22nd, 1997, Martínez is an Argentinian professional football player who represents the Serie A club Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. He plays as a striker.
In 2015, Martinez made his senior debut with Racing Club in Argentina. Before moving on to Inter in 2018, he spent four seasons there, playing for the team in the league and Copa Libertadores and scoring 28 goals in 60 games. In his third season with Inter, he won the Serie A title.
Martínez is a prolific goal scorer who is swift, quick, nimble, and technically gifted. He is renowned for his graceful playing style, good dribbling skills, and clinical finishing ability, as well as his surprising physical power and aerial prowess despite his small stature.
In addition to his typical position as either a center-forward or an out-and-out striker, he can also play as a second striker. He is known as El Toro (“The Bull,” in Spanish) because of his leadership, determination, and mindset on the field. Martínez was regarded as one of the most promising young players in world football in 2020 by Spencer Rance of 90min.com and as one of the finest attackers in the world by manager Mauricio Pochettino. Martínez was compared to fellow countryman Sergio Agüero in 2020 by former Inter and Argentina striker Hernán Crespo.
Martnez’s game-winning penalty on December 9, 2022, helped Argentina defeat the Netherlands in a penalty shootout and advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals.