It was on the advice of his father that Marcus Thuram, new to the French team, decided to join Mönchengladbach rather than Olympique de Marseille.
Difficult to dissociate the trajectory of Marcus Thuram from that of Alassane Pléa. Like his club teammate, the French striker was called up to the Blues after leaving Ligue 1 to join Monchengladbach, where their association makes sparks.
For Thuram, we can speak of a successful career choice. In 2019 he had the opportunity to join theOlympic Marseille. It was on the advice of his father Lilian, the 1998 world champion, that he declined Marseille’s proposal to join Germany.
Marcus Thuram’s career, “it’s built”
In the Telegram, Eric Blahic, former assistant coach of Jocelyn Gourvennec at Guingamp, confirms that Lilian Thuram has a notable influence on the career of his eldest son. “In Guingamp we already felt, in the discussions with Lilian, his father, that there had always been a guiding line, explains the current assistant of Corinne Deacon at Les Bleues. It is in a continuity of work, entourage and sporting progression. It’s built, it’s not a meteorite. Sochaux, Guingamp, I am convinced that nothing has been done at random since the start. “
And Gourvennec also believes that Thuram made the right choice by opting for a club like Mönchengladbach, relatively little exposed, but which plays in the Champions League. “There, unlike the few very big European clubs, he had time to adapt and win“Judge his former coach. Thuram played 31 Bundesliga matches last season (over 34 days), for 10 goals and 7 assists. This season, he played the 9 main matches of his team, in the league and in C1. And it pays.
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