Lilian Thuram’s son Marcus has hit the ground running for Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach… the left winger is very different in style to his dad but has the talent to be as successful
- Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram is looking to emulate his father
- The 22-year-old has hit ground running following move to Germany in summer
- Attacker has started to make name for himself as Monchengladbach lead way
- Thuram, who has played for France U21s, has shown that he can handle pressure
Erling Braut Haaland emulated his father by scoring against Liverpool at Anfield last week.
Another youngster looking to follow in his father’s footsteps is Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
Son of World Cup winner Lilian, the 22-year-old has hit the ground running following his move to Germany in the summer.
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram (L) is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps
Son of World Cup winner Lilian (centre), 22-year-old has hit the ground running in Bundesliga
As well as winning the pinnacle prize in international football, former defender Thuram won 11 other trophies, including two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup. He is also France’s most-capped player with 142 to his name.
Lilian was comfortable at right back or centre but Marcus is a very different player.
Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl told the club’s website following Marcus Thuram’s arrival in July: ‘He is a fast, robust and dangerous attacker who fits into our squad well.
‘We’re confident that he will make his mark in the Bundesliga.’
And Thuram has, in fact, started to make a name for himself as Monchengladbach have risen to the summit of the German top flight.
Replacing Thorgan Hazard as Monchengladbach’s No 10 after signing from French outfit Guingamp, Thuram has scored four goals and supplied two assists in 10 appearances so far this campaign.
Hazard found the net on 13 occasions and provided 12 assists in 35 matches for Monchengladbach last season but Thuram, who made his debut for Sochaux aged just 17, seems to be filling the void left by Eden Hazard’s brother.
Lilian Thuram (right) is France’s most-capped player as Marcus looks to break into France side
Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose has deployed Thuram as a left winger and as a part of a front two this season as they have lost just one league game.
The attacker announced himself on the Bundesliga stage and to the Monchengladbach fans with a quick-fire double in the derby clash against Fortuna Dusseldorf last month.
Monchengladbach were trailing 1-0 until the introduction of Thuram in the 67th minute.
Within seven minutes Thuram had notched the equaliser and by the 87th minute the turnaround was complete as Thuram scored the winner.
Attacker announced himself in Bundesliga with double in derby against Fortuna Dusseldorf
Last season he…