Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram is hoping that he can get to the level of former Nerazzurri and AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Frenchman spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN following Inter’s Serie A win over Torino this evening, via FCInterNews.
Thuram has still only been at Inter and in Serie A for a few months now.
The 26-year-old has a long way to go if he’s ever going to equal the reputation of a player like Ibrahimovic.
But Thuram has certainly been on the right track. And he continued in this respect with his performance and goal against Torino.
The Granata put up a stubborn resistance throughout the first half. This left Inter needing to find inspiration from a moment of real quality.
And that is exactly what Thuram produce, slotting past Torino goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic with a perfectly-struck first-time shot from a Denzel Dumfries cutback.
It was the Frenchman’s fourth goal in an Inter shirt.
And he is starting to make a habit of scoring these kinds of decisive goals already.
Marcus Thuram: Hope To Be Like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Get Along Well With Denzel Dumfries
Fabio Cannavaro compared Thuram to legendary former striker Ibrahimovic.
“I’m proud of that comparison,” the Frenchman said. “I hope that I can be like him.”
Of the win over Torino, Thuram said that “Every match is tricky in Serie A. We knew that it would be tough playing away in Turin.”
“But in the second half we got three goals and managed a great win,” he added.
The 26-year-old continued that “We fixed some issues in midfield and then things got better.”
And as for his teammate Denzel Dumfries, who assisted him, Thuram said that “He’s a great player, he gave me an assist and I think him.”
“We get along well,” he added of the Dutchman.