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The goal of the Argentine FIFA World Cup champions Drought for Inter Milan lasts up to two months, but does not feel any pressure

Lautaro Martinez has not scored for Inter Milan for two months now, but this has not stopped the captain from playing an important role.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milanese newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.



One of the most problematic features of Martinez’s game in the few previous seasons was the Argentine’s tendency to score in streaks.

Martinez’s ability to score big is undeniable.

But sometimes this manifested itself only in certain periods. The former Racing Club striker then went weeks on end without finding the back of the net.

For example, one of those drought targets came in the spring of 2022.

That string of games without a goal from Martinez coincided with a serious dip in form, allowing Inter to allow city rivals AC Milan back into the Serie A title race.

This season, something seemed to have changed.

Martinez inherited the captaincy at Inter last summer. And this seems to have pushed the 26-year-old to even greater consistency.

There were no goal droughts from Martinez through the first two-thirds of the campaign. The Argentinian has rarely played more than a match or two without finding the back of the net.

Lautaro Martinez Goal drought for Inter lasts up to two months, but that is not a problem

The last time Martinez scored for Inter was against Atalanta at the end of February.

There hasn’t been a single goal or assist from the Inter captain since then.

Martinez remains stuck on a total of 26 goals for the season in all competitions, and 23 in Serie A.

In previous seasons that could have been a problem for Inter.

But this time the Nerazzurri have had no problems.

The reason is simple: Inter kept scoring. Defenders like Federico Dimarco, Matteo Darmian and Yann Bisseck have been an outlet for goals.

Martinez’s striker Marcus Thuram ended his own goal drought in the Milan derby last month.

And Martinez himself has played an important role in all of this.

The Inter captain has continued to work tirelessly for the team during a period that has not been particularly sparkling for him personally.

It seems that the captaincy has given Martinez a greater sense of the need to always work to get the best out of the whole team, even if he cannot show his own best form.

That meant he always offered himself as an option when it came to link-up play, and never shied away from doing the dirty work defensively.

There is no sulking or loss of confidence from a player who knows how important he is to the team every time he puts on the armband.

Sooner or later the goals will certainly return for Martinez. But in the meantime, Inter is doing fine.

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