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First i had noticed him in the game with Fiorentina, when he scored the equalizer in the injury time. After that, i watched some matches of him, and he struck me as a mediocre player. But next season, he has exploded. The leap in the quality of his production was immense, and this is not a thing related only to talent, but more on hard work, concentration and understanding of the football, which is a sign of solid mentality. I've read somewhere that he has been working very hard on trainings and staying even afterwards in order to practice more and to improve. Here is a quotation of his interview: "I feel the responsibility. You are a first-rate player when you score two goals at my age, but you immediately become a failure if you don't score in two games. I know how this works, I'm focused and down to earth. I don't know where I will get to. But I don’t want to regret anything,” "I try to improve every day. I always try different things in training. The trick is to repeat the same movements over and over again. Ronaldo always wants to improve. That is the secret of champions,".
The lad looks serious and very focused on what he is doing. I'd say that this is up to mentality.
Thanks for the info, didn't know about that. I don't follow football closely in recent years except for Inter. In case you didn't read about Lautaro's professionalism, attitude or mentality, I've been posting this material about him here:

 

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Thanks for the info, didn't know about that. I don't follow football closely in recent years except for Inter. In case you didn't read about Lautaro's professionalism, attitude or mentality, I've been posting this material about him here:

I don't say that he is not professional. Imo if we have huge offer like Lukaku's one for him and we can arrange Vlahovic, Marotta shouldn't think twice.

About Raspadori and Esposito. I think the former is CF and is closer to Lautaro as a player. Esposito in Basel is used as SS or AM, and he is very good for them in that position, but he hasn't prove anything as CF yet.
 

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I don't say that he is not professional. Imo if we have huge offer like Lukaku's one for him and we can arrange Vlahovic, Marotta shouldn't think twice.
Why would Marotta accept say 90M for Lautaro and pay that money for Vlahovic whose price won't be any lower than that? I mean you put nothing over nothing. Apart from monetary gain, Lautaro is already a fan favorite, players love him too. He doesn't cause conflicts and always tries to calm things down at the slightest sign of disputes. On the other hand you have Vlahovic who in case of transfer has to adapt to the new club. New player is always a risk
 

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Why would Marotta accept say 90M for Lautaro and pay that money for Vlahovic whose price won't be any lower than that? I mean you put nothing over nothing. Apart from monetary gain, Lautaro is already a fan favorite, players love him too. He doesn't cause conflicts and always tries to calm things down at the slightest sign of disputes. On the other hand you have Vlahovic who in case of transfer has to adapt to the new club. New player is always a risk
Vlahovic will have only one year left of his contract next summer, and his agents said that he won't renew. Nobody will pay 90mln for him in this case. And i've said "if we can arrange him", which means to carry out some preliminary negotiations with Commisso about him (and if he is open to sell to us).
 

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Imagine if Lautaro was in another italian club. People would lose their mind and drool at the idea of having him here.
Depends on his transfer price. Would you pay 60-80M for Lautoro?

Nothing like Inter to underrate our own talents lol.
No one's underrating Toro, we're just keeping it buck / being candid. Inter has always needed a striker to carry us (Milito, Ibra, R9, CV32) Toro isn't that guy unfortunately. Prime Bam-Bam if we're lucky
 

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Why is Lautaro so underrated here?
How about he actually takes a role of our most reliable and important attacker first, and then we talk about how he is underrated. He is a good striker but also a dude who was out shined by icardi, lukaku and now by a 36 yr old dzeko. I know it's still early in the season but if you again become a second fiddle then you are not underrated, you are exactly where you need to be.
 

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Lautaro has scored 5 goals in 7 league games while Dzeko has scored 6 goals in 8 league games. In CL Dzeko has scored 1 while Lautaro has yet to score. Dzeko has scored a bit more but i wouldn't say Lautaro is outshined by him. And we shouldn't forget Lautaro's role is secondary striker. He's the one who does all the running while Dzeko's role is hold up play and scoring. Whether we like it or not, Dzeko has replaced Lukaku. Lautaro's role hasn't changed.

We haven't even found a long-term replacement for Lukaku and you guys want to sell Lautaro as if there's an abundance of world class strikers around and we could sign any of them. There's a reason Chelsea spent 115m on 28-year old Lukaku and so many top teams are looking for forwards. The top options are very limited. I also don't believe Lautaro can carry our attack but i am looking around and i don't see many forwards we could afford and they would be upgrades over Lautaro. So unless we need to sell Lautaro for financial reasons i would be very reluctant to sell him.
 

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Depends on his transfer price. Would you pay 60-80M for Lautoro?

No one's underrating Toro, we're just keeping it buck / being candid. Inter has always needed a striker to carry us (Milito, Ibra, R9, CV32) Toro isn't that guy unfortunately. Prime Bam-Bam if we're lucky
The reality is more like if Lautaro was having these kind of performances in another title winning team in one of the 4-5 biggest leagues while at the same time being the starter striker of his title winning nationale team, we wouldn't even be able to afford him imo.
He's worth way more than 60-80M, I can't see how selling him for that amount in order to go for Vlahovic for the same amount or even more makes sense tbh.
 

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Lauti's goals this season:
-Verona (1-[1]) tying goal, header
-Samp (1-[2]) leading goal [ended in a tie], volley
-Bolonga (0-[1]) leading goal, tap in
-Atalanta (0-[1]) leading goal [ended in a tie], volley
-Sassuolo (1-[2]) leading goal, penalty

I'll admit, I'm not a Lauti fan, but after compiling this list and watching each goal, I change my tune, most of his goals have put us in a leading position. Two of them have been spectacular volleys. Bravo.

I think our collective frustration comes from the fact that he squanders so many chances. He wastes his potential. He can be quite clumsy with his feet.
 

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Lautaro has scored 5 goals in 7 league games while Dzeko has scored 6 goals in 8 league games. In CL Dzeko has scored 1 while Lautaro has yet to score. Dzeko has scored a bit more but i wouldn't say Lautaro is outshined by him. And we shouldn't forget Lautaro's role is secondary striker. He's the one who does all the running while Dzeko's role is hold up play and scoring. Whether we like it or not, Dzeko has replaced Lukaku. Lautaro's role hasn't changed.

We haven't even found a long-term replacement for Lukaku and you guys want to sell Lautaro as if there's an abundance of world class strikers around and we could sign any of them. There's a reason Chelsea spent 115m on 28-year old Lukaku and so many top teams are looking for forwards. The top options are very limited. I also don't believe Lautaro can carry our attack but i am looking around and i don't see many forwards we could afford and they would be upgrades over Lautaro. So unless we need to sell Lautaro for financial reasons i would be very reluctant to sell him.
There's a reason why Diego Simeone wants him. I don't think there is anyone out there right now with his kind of movements and workrate doing the job nobody wants to do especially as a striker with his talents.
 

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The reality is more like if Lautaro was having these kind of performances in another title winning team in one of the 4-5 biggest leagues while at the same time being the starter striker of his title winning nationale team, we wouldn't even be able to afford him imo.
He's worth way more than 60-80M, I can't see how selling him for that amount in order to go for Vlahovic for the same amount or even more makes sense tbh.
Because Vlahovic in 2-3 years can actually carry our attack. Just look at his solo goal vs Inter (Skriniar) in stoppage time. His physical attributes (speed, strength) alone put him above Lautoro. Just imagine Vlahovic had the same service.
 

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Because Vlahovic in 2-3 years can actually carry our attack. Just look at his solo goal vs Inter (Skriniar) in stoppage time. His physical attributes (speed, strength) alone put him above Lautoro. Just imagine Vlahovic had the same service.
I'd rather have both.
 

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Because Vlahovic in 2-3 years can actually carry our attack. Just look at his solo goal vs Inter (Skriniar) in stoppage time. His physical attributes (speed, strength) alone put him above Lautoro. Just imagine Vlahovic had the same service.
How do you define carry our attack?
 
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