Axel Allag, Media365, published on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 9:25 p.m.
Called by Didier Deschamps as the 26th player for the 2022 World Cup, Marcus Thuram confirmed that he had no particular pressure in relation to the status of world champion of his father, Lilian. In the absence of Karim Benzema, package, he could have a role to play behind the inexhaustible Olivier Giroud in the tournament.
A last minute guest determined to make a place. Called by Didier Deschamps 4 days after the list, and this before Karim Benzema’s official package for the 2022 World Cup, Marcus Thuram appeared at a press conference this Thursday, 2 days before the opposition against Denmark ( Saturday, 5 p.m. French time). “I followed the list like anyone else. Afterwards, I received a phone call just before the rally to tell me to come. But when I saw the first time (that he wasn’t there), I didn’t want to get upset. It was not up to me”slipped the Borussia Mönchengladbach striker – author of 13 goals and 4 assists in 18 games this season.
Valuable advice from his father, who “didn’t do it on purpose” to score a brace against Croatia
Eager to “enjoy each selection” in the national team, he admitted that he was not particularly tired of talking about his father, Lilian (Thuram), legend of the France team who “did not do it on purpose to score a brace against Croatia in the 1998 World Cup semi-final. “He has always given me the same ones since I was little. To remain myself. He wants me to take full advantage of the experience and give my best”, explained Marcus Thuram. Back in the game for 9 minutes against Australia (4-1) in place of Olivier Giroud, he could possibly have playing time against Denmark on Saturday, or more surely against Tunisia, in just a week? It would be a good sign because a success against Denmark would validate a qualification in the round of 16 of this World Cup 2022.