Lautaro Martinez has won the starting spot in the attack of Inter and also the Argentinian national team. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, “Lautaro will return to Appiano on Wednesday and will have time to get ready for another Champions League showdown next weekend (versus Lazio). Icardi is now back with the team but against Lazio, he will be on the bench initially, leaving the starting spot to Lautaro Martinez once more.”
After Lazio, Spalletti will have a decision to make: who is going to be in the lineup between Lautaro Martinez and Mauro Icardi? Keep in mind that Il Toro is one yellow away from suspension and that there is one final mid-week game against Genoa. The decision is ultimately Spalletti’s and it won’t be easy. Lautaro, after three goals and an assist since Icardi stopped playing mid-February, has a legitimate reason to believe that he deserves the starting position.
The experiment of playing both of them at the same time has never worked.