Inter Star Set Sights on Coveted Serie A Scoring Record

Lautaro Martinez boosted his seasonal numbers by scoring four goals off the bench against Salernitana. Having hit the net nine times in the first seven Serie A matchdays, he’s off to his best start since he’s at Inter, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Argentine filling his boots is no surprise and is happening by design. He’s their main scoring threat by far since Romelu Lukaku is no longer in town. He’s always had a cumbersome partner in the past five years. Instead, Marcus Thuram isn’t a goal poacher but more of an assist man thanks to his agility.

Martinez has started to eye the seasonal Serie A scoring record currently shared by Ciro Immobile and Gonzalo Higuain, who set the threshold at 36 goals. He’ll need to keep it up for the entire campaign, but he’s currently on track. Simone Inzaghi was on the bench when the Lazio star pulled it off.

El Toro will have to avoid his usual lengthy slumps to have a shot. He’s working on the mental element to achieve just that. Instead, injuries have never been a problem for him. He hasn’t missed a game in a year in a half, appearing in 74 uninterrupted matches in a row. He last skipped a fixture due to disqualification. His minutes will need to be watched to avoid overloading him. However, Martinez has already proven he can erupt even off the bench.

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