How Messi taught me to be better – Inter Milan’s Martinez

Inter Milan star, Lautaro Martinez, has revealed that Argentine playmaker, Lionel Messi helped him to become a better player today.

Martinez, who spoke after Inter’s 1-0 defeat over AC Milan, said he learned leadership from Messi, who led Argentina to glory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Inter Milan beat AC Milan in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie on Tuesday at San Siro.

The 25-year-old, who captained Simone Inzaghi’s side, scored the winner for Inter Milan as they beat arch-rivals AC Milan 1-0 in the Champions League semi-final to qualify for the final on a 3-0 aggregate win, having won the first leg 2-0.

Martinez noted that Messi helped him in everything, including impacting leadership skills in him.

He said; “This season I have grown so much mentally. I have teammates who help me grow, I learned a lot from Leo Messi, talking to him, he helped me in everything.

“Carrying that World Cup in your arms is special, I learned a lot about the leadership from him there.

“Being a captain is special, today’s evening will remain for a lifetime for me.”