How many times Marcus Thuram, son of Lilian, who played with Parma and Juventus in Italy, would have heard that without that surname he might never have been a professional player. With the goal against Roma, which in full recovery gave an important victory in the Europa League to his Borussia Moenchengladbach, the boy born in Parma on 6 August 1997 should finally have made things clear. He can be at these levels too. Maybe you will not reach the glories of your father, world champion in 1998 and of Europe in 2000 with France, but the fact is that for now he is silencing the skeptics.
The small Thuram used to hit in the recovery, as when in January he scored from the spot at 93 'in a Cup match against the PSG, winning his Guingamp 2-1 and making the mistake in the first half again from the 11 meters. In the door Areola had tried to give him the recommended, but Marcus in his answer had been elegant and at the same time pungent: He didn't bother me, I don't know he told me, I didn't understand. And then I had already scored last year, I'm used to scoring goals.
Born when his father partnered with Cannavaro at Parma, Thuram junior began as a midfield outsider. After a period in the youth sector of Barcelona, in order not to let his son live under pressure, Lilian sent him to France, to Sochaux, where he made his first team debut in 2015. Two years later, in 2017, the transition to Guingamp and the change of role: from external to striker. In two seasons he collects 50 appearances by signing 13 goals. This summer comes the passage in the Bundesliga, to the Moenchengladbach, first to +3 from Borussia Dortmund and +4 from Bayern Munich. In Germany, Marcus is having a great time: 15 appearances and 7 goals. That marked the first European center in Rome. For the satisfaction of papal Lilian, his mentor.
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