Lautaro Martinez enjoyed learning from compatriots Lionel Messi and Javier Zanetti while playing for Argentina and Inter.
Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the world since, according to Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, he is “always a step ahead of everyone else.”
Still, after the latter made his international debut back in 2018, Messi and Martinez have played for Argentina together.
“I’ve said it in the past and will say it again now and in the future: he’s the best player in the world. The fact he’s Argentinian is a source of pride for us and we always try to learn from him,” Martinez told UEFA.
The 23-year-old says he still aims to learn from the six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, a player he says understands football at a degree different from his contemporaries.
“I know Leo more from the times we’ve been team-mates for the Argentina national team rather than from having come up against him,” he added about Messi.
“For me, he’s on another level – he understands the game in a different way and he’s always a step ahead of everyone else.”