Lautaro Martinez

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"At a tight angle, the World Cup-winning star( Yea right) was through on goal and had the chance to shoot, or the better option, play the ball across the box to two of his Inter teammates, his call to shoot straight at Ederson was slammed by Henry, who stated that ‘he now has to sleep on that one’, as he told CBS Sports on Paramount+.

Inter fans had every right to be screaming at their TVs and shouting from the stands in anguish at that moment because, as Henry put it, Martinez decided ‘he had to score’ and ‘not Inter Milan had to score’.

Not long after, Rodri would write his name into the history books by becoming the first Man City player to score in a European Cup final and help Pep Guardiola’s score secure the Treble.

It was heartbreak for Inter, who will still be feeling the hurt of last night’s defeat, with Henry sharing his thoughts on that very costly moment from Martinez.

“I will go back to the one with Lautaro Martinez, I am sorry, you have to cross,” said Henry. “Not only one time, two times, three times, four times and five times. The only solution you have is to cross. It would have been a different game, now he has to sleep with that one.

“Akanji let the ball go thinking the goalkeeper was going to get it – If Martinez recomposed himself and you really take your time to see Brozovic at the top of the box.

“Lukaku is with Ruben Dias, so it’s difficult to play him. If he kept his composure, then he would have seen Brozovic and it’s a tap-in. It is a tap-in.

But he decided he had to score and not Inter Milan had to score. You don’t always have to score, the team has to score. Pep (Guardiola) was on his knees praying.

Rich coming from the biggest choker of finals, the allegedly great placed shot king, that passes the ball to goalkeepers when the games matter the most :lol:


Ridiculous argument by a (former) striker that felt the need to put some sauce here and defend his friend's terrible awareness to get free from one defender and eventually got double marked, but somehow Lautaro had to give him the ball instead.
Brozovic was days away...

There was no other option than shooting. The only better decision would have been to take a better shot. It wasn't even that bad, it was a decent save, but given Ederson's movement, a low shoot could have sealed it.
 

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Henry is generally the best pundit on that show but he's being biased there. If there's one play you are going to go revisit, it has to be the Lukaku miss, as that was by far the easiest chance to score.

However, Henry was the assistant coach at Belgium and Lukaku's friend so of course he's going to bring up the other chance - not a fan of that at all. Regardless of whether he has a relationship with Lukaku, as a pundit you have to bring up Lukaku's miss as the big moment if you're going to bring something up.
 

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At first I yelled at him for not passing the ball but Lulaku is surrounded by 3 or 4 City players, can't blame the Belgian too since he was alone in the box so moving away from them all was impossible.

Maybe pass it to the Inter guy just outside the box ? Don't know which player it was but I guess that was the better option.
There was more options than passing the ball or hit the ball aimlessly in that situation but Lautaro panicked.
 

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The best thing he could do is to try to pass the ball to Brozo. But we all saw it multiple times his awareness of team players around him isn't good. He is our best forward but he isn't a world-class striker. Still, we have to keep him since he is the only decent striker we have.
 

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If I was Lautaro I'd try to chip Ederson, because if he doesn't score there is still a chance Lukaku somehow gets close and tries to put it in.

But I can't blame him too much for shooting there.
 

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My first reaction was shoot it between the legs...
 

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I think he wanted to, he just panicked a bit
Problem is he wanted to pass, which is why he didn't hit first time, but there was no option so he just tried to take the keeper by surprise.

A low shot would have been expected but it'd also be the best course of action.
 

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If I was Lautaro I'd try to chip Ederson, because if he doesn't score there is still a chance Lukaku somehow gets close and tries to put it in.

But I can't blame him too much for shooting there.
That needs a lot of technique and composure and only elite players would manage to do that in that situation. I don't think that was a realistic decision to make. To me the best decision was to either dribble past Ederson or hold Ederson there for a little bit more till more players get in the right position for Lautaro to pass. He did neither and decided to just hit the ball at him and see how it goes.
 

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I think toro had the skills to pull off a couple of fients and sit Ederson down and go around or at least get a better angle …but heat of the moment, the stage etc… I get it
 

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A first time lob would have done the trick. As soon as Lautaro starts to plot and think he loses his mojo. His best actions are a product of instinct and spontaneity.
You cannot blame him for not scoring there though. If you blame him for that you’d have to kill Foden on the opposite.
 

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A first time lob would have done the trick. As soon as Lautaro starts to plot and think he loses his mojo. His best actions are a product of instinct and spontaneity.
You cannot blame him for not scoring there though. If you blame him for that you’d have to kill Foden on the opposite.

I couldn't believe how Foden couldn't score from there. He didn't even make it hard for Onana.
 

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Kane is so over rated.... honestly real should just get Lukaku on loan then wait for a top #9 for a year from now.

Tho if they want to break a transfer record for a streaky striker would prefer they go for our overrated streaky striker

Kane has been very consistent this season, scoring 30 in 38 for a shitty Tottenham side. Far from streaky.
 

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Madrid spent already. Out of the question. We can't sell him. Who are we gonna play if we sell him too?
I wonder if those sad tears were because he could have had the perfect season, winning the world cup and the CL for us, then leave, or simply cuz he's grown to be the leader of the team and really loves our colours.
 
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