After netting his first hat-trick in the international football circuit, Lautaro Martinez enjoyed himself on the football ground while playing for Argentina against Mexico.
Martinez admitted that he was indeed “happy and excited” post scoring hat-trick in Argentina colours on Tuesday.
Notably, Martinez struck a hat-trick in the first half as the Lionel Scaolni managed side brought an end to Mexico’s unbeaten run under Gerardo Matino with a 4-0 win.
Martinez, who has been impressive earlier in the Copa America too produced three absolutely clinical finishes to bag home his first international hat-trick.
With the hat-trick, the 22-year-old now has nine goals for Argentina in as many as 13 matches.
“I am happy and excited,” he said, via the team’s Twitter account.
“There is a lot of sacrifices that one makes to be here and not every day three goals are made with this shirt.”
“It is very difficult to get here and stay. There are very good players,” he added.
“I am very happy and grateful to my team-mates and the coaching staff. We train to give joy to the national team. Hopefully, we continue along this path,” he concluded.