Lautaro Martínez is the second goalscorer in the Scaloni cycle after Messi (21 goals). And one of those who in his debut with Saudi Arabia was left with a triple row, because on top of that they disallowed two goals for offside (one very controversial). For this reason, the striker will seek revenge this Saturday against Mexico. The National Team needs him more than ever. He must win so the dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare. And the forward knows it:
“We were very excited to start the World Cup by winning, I think we lost due to details, due to our mistakes. And now that is behind us, now we are thinking about Mexico. We have recovered, analyzed the rival that is ahead”.
“We do know about Maradona, we keep him very much in mind and for us Argentines he is a very important person, for Argentines and in the world. We remember him in the best way, it is a sad day for everyone. Hopefully tomorrow we can give him a joy”.
“Obviously we were sad and hurt by what was the game in Arabia but it is already behind us. In the World Cup there is no time and I think we have to face a very tough rival like Mexico. And we have faced it, well, to prepare it in the last hours and think about winning, which is what this shirt needs”.
“For us it was the first game in a World Cup. It’s the first moment, when you enter the field. When the referee whistles, that is behind us. Everything is behind us. Think positive and stay calm. And we have to know how face the game”.