Marcus Thuram: stats, family… His World Cup record

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Marcus Thuram : stats, family... His profile for the Mondial

Guest surprise from the list e Didier Deschamps, Marcus Thuram is offered the opportunity to imitate his father Lilian, world champion in 1998. Profile, statistics, career with the French team and state of form for the Mondial…

He is the 26th man. Not summoned when Didier Deschamps' list was officially announced on November 9, Marcus Thuram was finally made called by Didier Deschamps Monday, November 14, day of the official gathering of the French team. Asked to this subject, the coach of the France team had explained; that it was something already planned.

His journey in blue

In the national team, Marcus Thuram is selected; among those under 17 years old. In 2016, he won against Italy (4-0) in the European Under-19 Football Championship. The following year, he took part in; the Under-20 World Cup. He distinguished himself during the match against Vietnam by scoring a goal and making an assist. Despite everything, France lost in the round of 16 against Italy. He joined the senior France team in 2020 and played his first match against Finland on November 11. Two other selections follow at the end of the season. 6 days apart in the group matches of the League of Nations, the opportunity to deliver his first decisive pass in Blue against Sweden (4-2). Absent from the spring rallies, he is one of the 26 players selected for the France team for Euro 2021, revealed by the press release. by Didier Deschamps. A surprise from which he will benefit little since he will only play 9 meager minutes against Switzerland in the round of 16 (3-3, 4 t.a.b. 5).

Since then Marcus Thuram has disappeared from blue radar, going through the 2021-2022 season like a ghost. His rebirth since the start of the school year is all the more remarkable and convinces the coach, who had never stopped playing. to observe him, to call him back to go and play the World Cup in Qatar. A last-minute choice to compensate for a possible poor form of Karim Benzema and
bring his dynamism with the ball at the foot and in front of the goal.

His potential for the World Cup

His playing career

Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien was born August 6, 1997  Parma, Italy. He is the son of Lilian Thuram, former player of the France team, 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion. Following in his father's footsteps, Marcus plays club football , first at the Olympique de Neuilly-sur-Seine then to; AC Boulogne-Billancourt. He then enters the Clairefontaine National Football Institute before joining the FC Sochaux-Montbéliard training center in 2012. professional in 2015, Marcus Thuram played his first match in Ligue 2 against La Berrichonne de Châteauroux. He won the Gambardella Cup in 2015 and distinguished himself by scoring one of the 2 goals in the final.

In 2017, Marcus Thuram left FC Sochaux-Montbéliard to join EA Guingamp. During the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 League Cup, he missed a penalty, but scored in stoppage time, which allowed his team to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain and gain access to the semi-final against AS Monaco. The young striker distinguished himself during this semi-final by scoring a goal. the 55th minute.

In 2019, the footballer signed for Borussia Mönchengladbach and scored 14 goals during the 2019-2020 season. cause of injury to ankle. During the following season, he scored 11 goals in 43 games, including a double. against Real Madrid in the Champions League. On December 19, 2020, Marcus Thuram created controversy by spitting in the face of Stefan Posch during a match against Hoffenheim. Sentenced by the German Football Federation, this gesture earned him a suspension for 5 matches and a fine of 40,000 euros.

If he dragged this incident like a ball and chain all season, the former Guingampais took advantage of this incident. of summer last to recover the ideas to the place and his performance on the field attests to it. Since the start of the school year, repositioned in peak, it is a hit and already counts; 10 goals in just 15 matches, as many as his Bundesliga record set in 2020 but in 31 games. At 25, the striker seems to have won again. in maturity and makes the most of his percussive and finishing qualities.

Marcus Thuram

  • Age: 25 years
  • Position: forward
  • Current club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Salary: 4 million euros per year

► The recap' ◄

In numbers:

  • 15 games in the Bundesliga this season with 10 goals and 3 assists, 21 games last season with 3 goals and 1 assist
  • 0 Cup games d'Europe this season and last season
  • 0 match in the French team this season and last season

A few trophies ;es:

  • no trophy

For the record…

If Marcus Thuram is indeed the son of Lilian, world and European champion with France, his destiny as a footballer was not obvious. In an interview with to L'Equipe, the former Parma defender explained that he would have preferred see his children go another way. "I wanted them to do other sports, he explains of his sons, the youngest Khephren being also
young professional footballer. I knew very well that if I put him in football, he was going to become Thuram's son. At his age, çit would have been too complicated for him. So he was only playing at home or at the park with his friends. It's only at Barcelona, ​​in an easier to reach setting; manage, that he started in a club. Lilian Thuram went even further, refusing to allow her son to join the prestigious INF Clairefontaine training school, judging him not yet mature enough. He will accept a year later,
"a blessing in disguise" according to Marcus. "when I integrated Clairefontaine, the following year, I was among the strongest"" Clairefontaine, base camp of the Blues for this Euro, and is preparing to play his first major international competition.