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Former coach likes the idea of Martinez and Messi for club and country

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Fabio Radaelli worked with Lautaro Martinez at Racing Club as a teenager and believes working with Lionel Messi regularly will only improve the striker.

Radaelli knows Martinez well, and by his own admission has been surprised at how quickly the striker adapts to new environments.

He considers Martinez one of the very best in the business. He feels that if he is working with the likes of Lionel Messi on a daily basis, he will only get better.

Speaking to Goal, he is adamant comparisons to Sergio Aguero is undervaluing how good the Inter striker is.

He said:

“There are those who say that he looks like Kun but I see more of a similarity with Diego Milito or Juan Eduardo Esnaider.”

“He’s great technically and has incredible power but he looks like Milito with how he moves, how he feints and plays with his back to goal.” 

“We’re talking about an elite player that, although he may look like Aguero.”

“We’re talking about one of the best strikers in the world.”

“When he’s driving with the ball, Lautaro has the advantage over him with his aerial game.”

“He gives the feeling that he’s walking all over his rivals in one-on-one situations, dragging them around, and achieving that at a superlative level.”

“Lautaro can grow a lot with Leo – also because he would have competition with Luis Suarez if he moves to Barcelona.

“There could be many combinations between the three of them. Lautaro and Messi played with Aguero for Argentina – I think it would be similar.”