It’s Lautaro vs Conte … with Lukaku as the ring announcer! Inter Milan dives into a makeshift boxing ring during practice in a hilarious clip as they resolve their chasm after the Argentine striker was knocked out against Roma.
- Antonio Conte and Lautaro Martinez hilariously resolved their feud in training
- The Argentinian was furious after being turned against Roma by his Inter boss
- But the team found an interesting way to release the tension between the two
- They pretended to fight each other in a boxing match during training
- Romelu Lukaku acted as the ring announcer to introduce both angles
Resolving a feud between a manager and a player is never an easy task, but Inter Milan may have found the perfect way to calm things down after setting up a prank boxing match between Lautaro Martinez and boss Antonio Conte.
The pair were embroiled in an angry feud in Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Roma after the Argentinian was taken away despite his substitute, and the side quickly arranged for them to bury the hatchet.
Inter have already won the Serie A title, their first Scudetto in 11 years, but the bust-up hinted that there is still a lot of passion left in the team and this hilarious clip showed their unity as a squad.
Inter Milan players arranged a joke boxing match between Lautaro Martinez (pictured) and boss Antonio Conte after their failure on Wednesday night
The squad was excited when the couple settled their disputes in a makeshift ring
The Argentinian forward was furious at Conte for taking him away during their 3-1 win against Roma
Players and staff set up a makeshift ring of cones and tape in the center of their training pitch, with Martinez and Conte both wearing boxing gloves when they were introduced to the ‘crowd’ by star striker and ex-Man United star Romelu Lukaku.
‘Live from Madison Square Garden, it’s Lautaro Martinez!’ The Belgian said as the team cheered for the Argentinian, who raised his hand in the air.
Lukaku then announces his manager Conte, who doesn’t get the same warm reception as the players jokingly berate the Italian while smiling and raising his fists in the air.
The ring announcer then channels his inner Michael Buffer and shouts ‘Let’s get ready to growl!’
Conte was booed by the squad when his name was called out by ring announcer Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian channeled his inner Michael Buffer and announced: ‘Let’s get ready to rumble!’
The bizarre clip was an amicable ending to a furious bust-up between the two after Conte told him to ‘have respect’ after being kicked out after his decision to knock him out against Roma.
The 23-year-old had come as a substitute in the 36th minute of the game after Alexis Sanchez suffered an injury, but was taken away from Ashley Young in the 77th minute.
No player wants to be submerged as a submarine, and Martinez showed his anger by trudging past his manager, kicking a water bottle and throwing his shirt on the floor.
Inter Milan forward Martinez kicks out for a water bottle (seen as a motion blur to the attacker’s right) after being substituted during his side’s 3-1 win over Roma
Conte then denounced the striker from the sidelines furious for his actions in the night
His behavior provoked an angry response from Conte, who confronted him and said, “Have respect! Who are you mad at? Never react like that again. ‘
Martinez hadn’t shown his best performance for the team and a typically ruthless Conte quickly set an example for him.
Inter Milan assistant Cristian Stellini said the former Chelsea boss had treated him the same way when he was a player under him after a bad game, saying this was the right attitude, but insisted the incident was behind them .
Coaches tried to comfort the 23-year-old, throwing his match shirt to the ground in anger
‘This also happened to me 14 years ago when Conte was my coach and I was still a player. He replaced me after 20 minutes, ‘Stellini told Sky Sport Italia.
‘This is an example of the mindset we want to see. Even if the result is certain, we expect all players to make the maximum effort.
‘At the time, Lautaro was not playing at the right level and we want players who are always fully focused. Some things stay on the field, it’s all in the past now and we look forward to the next game. ‘