The Argentine forward was this week hailed by a fellow countryman at Barcelona, but his manager at San Siro does not expect him to be distracted
Martinez has been strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez and was this week hailed as “spectacular” by compatriot Messi.
Despite the growing interest in Martinez, however, Conte is confident the Argentina international is only focused on helping Inter.
“The boy is fully concentrated,” Conte said at a news conference on Saturday. “He is doing well and must continue in this way.
“He has grown a lot over the last year and is only 22. He is committed and I am happy to have him available.”
“Playing on a Thursday makes things difficult as you only have one day to prepare for the next game,” he said. “It is something we will get used to over time.
“Sampdoria are in good shape, despite losing last week. We will have to be very focused to get the three points.
“They have a highly experienced coach in Claudio Ranieri and experienced players like Fabio Quagliarella, who amazes me every year.”
Conte will wait until Sunday before making a decision on whether to start Marcelo Brozovic, who has been struggling with a knock but took part in training on Saturday.
Brozovic’s return could see Christian Eriksen used in an advanced midfield position behind Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, with Conte happy to try out different formations.
“It depends on the game and the opponent. You can try different things but don’t forget you have to field a balanced team,” he said. “We will see if this is the right time to do it.”