The Argentine star has drastically reduced the number of warnings he received last season
Interster Lautaro Martinez admitted that he consulted a psychologist to improve his disciplinary record.
He was linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, but remained in Italy, where he helped his club to the Serie A title.
However, the 23-year-old was not entirely happy with his performances – and especially not the number of yellow cards he received. He admitted that he had taken steps to improve it.
What was said?
“I’m in a very important stage of my career and this year I felt something I did not know before, ‘he explained as he spoke to the press in his homeland.
“I am happy and satisfied with my career. Everything I do at Inter helps me with the national team. I am improving physically, I have been training hard to get into a peak shape.
“It was more complicated to work on my mentality. Becoming a father helped me solve many things off the field. A psychologist helped me to protest less and collect fewer yellow cards.
‘Look at the statistics and you can see that I have improved. A new season is on the horizon and so is the 2022 World Cup. ”
The evidence does indicate that Lautaro’s visits to the psychologist helped. During the 2019-20 season, he picked up 11 yellow cards in all competitions and also one red card.
A year later, however, he is only booked five times in Serie A, despite having played every game. Furthermore, he also increased his decisive production impressively, scoring 17 goals and succeeding with ten more assistants – both of his careers.