Inter improvement shows honest conversations helped – Martinez
Inter beat Salernitana on Sunday and Lautaro Martinez felt it showed how they have matured after a difficult start to the season.FotMob - 7 months ago
Lautaro Martinez believes Sunday's 2-0 win over Salernitana proved Inter have matured as a result of honest conversations that occurred in the changing room during their difficult run.
Their win at San Siro made it four games unbeaten across all competitions for the Nerazzurri, though that run followed a sequence of five defeats in 10 at the start of the season.
Before Sunday's game, Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni told Sky Italia their recent improvement came after purposeful talks among the players behind the scenes.
Bastoni indicated Inter came to understand there were too many players complaining about others, with this realisation helping force a change in attitude.
While Martinez – scorer of the first goal on Sunday – did not want to elaborate on specifics, he feels Inter are past their issues.
"What we say in the locker room stays there," he said to Sky Italia. "We talked a lot after the defeats, we started working and it shows on the pitch.
"This victory means that we have grown and matured after the match against Barcelona at home.
"We are fine, we have to continue like this."
Asked if Inter are "back", he added: "We are on the right path, we have moved on."
Inter's early season struggles led to head coach Simone Inzaghi coming under pressure, though he insists he was never particularly concerned, well aware such scrutiny is to be expected in his job.
He said: "It is normal that things weren't working out, we looked at 84 points last year as a defeat, behind Milan.
"We come from three wins and a draw – what I look at now is on the field. There are pressures and there always will be – I know what job I'm doing.
"We had control of this match from the start to the end. We have to continue like this, things are going well and they have to get better."