Italian media have identified three particular traits that make Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram a goal threat.

Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, praise the Frenchman’s acceleration, eye for space to attack, and coolness in the penalty area as key qualities.

Thuram was Inter’s match-winner against Roma yesterday.

Just as the match was starting to look like it was heading for a frustrating goalless draw for Inter, the Frenchman broke through.

This was Thuram’s fourth goal in Serie A. And the 26-year-old has also found the back of the net in the Champions League.

Clearly, Thuram is a player who knows where the goal is.

This is despite the fact that the Frenchman has not played the majority of his career as an out-and-out striker.

Rather, it has been in his last season at Borussia Monchengladbach that Thuram started to regularly play in the position.

And after showing that he can lead the line in the Bundesliga, Thuram is really blossoming in the role at Inter.

Three Traits That Make Marcus Thuram Effective In Front Of Goal

Thuram’s height – the Frenchman is 6’4″ – would seem to be one of the most obvious traits that makes him a natural centre-forward.

But, whilst the 26-year-old has already shown his aerial prowess with a headed goal for Inter, it is not really his most potent weapon.

Rather, Thuram has the profile of a quick and incisive centre-forward. His favourite route to goal seems to come from playing off the opposition defensive line.

Speed is of course a key factor in this. But more specifically, Thuram is a player who has the capability to accelerate to his top speed rapidly.

The Frenchman has proven difficult to mark given how quickly he can lose his marker.

This was on show with how Thuram escaped Diego Llorente yesterday evening to score.

Then, there is the way that Thuram spots the spaces in which to attack.

The timing with which the Inter striker recognizes when he can get himself in behind to receive a pass or cross gives him a real edge in duels with centre-back.

And lastly, there is the matter of coolness and composure.

So far in an Inter shirt, Thuram has not looked like a player who shows any sign of nerves when he gets into goalscoring positions.

Quite the contrary, the Frenchman has been clinical and ruthless.