Inter Milan manager Simeone Inzaghi has revealed his worthy candidate for the Ballon d'Or award.
Martinez scored 28 goals and contributed 11 assists in 57 games across competitions for Inter, leading his side to Coppa Italia triumph and the final of the UEFA Champions League.
He also won the World Cup with Argentina in Qatar next to Messi who has emerged as the front-runner to take home his 8th Ballon d'Or.
Should Lautaro Martinez win Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi?
"(Martinez deserves it) because of the path he has taken and the trophies he has won, he is worthy of the Ballon d'Or. He has to be there that night, I don't think he will win but he has to continue like this."
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Inter Miami youngster reveals that Lionel Messi sang for the squad during a team bonding session.
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