Tuesday May 26 2020
Scaloni: 'Lautaro must start games'

Argentina CT Lionel Scaloni thinks Inter forward Lautaro Martinez ‘will have to sacrifice himself’ if he moves to Barcelona.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Catalan giants in recent months and the Argentina coach has claimed the most important thing for the former Racing Club star is to ‘play regularly’.

“I would like Lautaro Martinez to play regularly, but he can earn a place in the team because he is young and runs for the others too,” Scaloni told Radio La Red.

And Scaloni has warned Lautaro about the effort he will need to put down to claim a starting position at Camp Nou.

“He must sacrifice himself. Should he god to Barcelona, the coach will have to find a way to make him a starter.”

Scaloni also spoke about Inter loanee Mauro Icardi, who struggled to get into the national side during his time at San Siro.

“I have an excellent relationship with him, when he had some problems at Inter, we had some friendlies and he didn’t play,” he said. “We also make the calls based on the services provided at the clubs, so I thought it was right to leave him out.”

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