Marcus Thuram has been on the rise since joining Inter Milan, and France coach Didier Deschamps acknowledges the club’s role in this noticeable improvement.
The 26-year-old joined the Nerazzurri in the summer as a free agent after seeing out his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Frenchman has immediately filled the hole left by Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko.
The striker managed to form a rapid understanding with Lautaro Martinez. The duo has been firing on all cylinders since the start of the season.
In the past, Thuram mostly operated as an outside forward. But since making the switch to Italian football, he has been featuring in a more central role in the attack.
Therefore, Deschamps credits Simone Inzaghi’s tactical setup for the player’s recent progress.
“Marcus had already played as a striker in the past, But now in Italy, he is doing so with more continuity,” said the France manager in his pre-match press conference via FcInterNews.
“This role requires scoring goals above all. Previously this wasn’t his strong point.
“But now, he’s finding pleasure in playing in a formation that features two strikers.
France Coach Didier Deschamps Acknowledges Inter Milan’s Role In Improving Marcus Thuram
“Now it’s more efficient, but he can still score more. He has this ability to see spaces. He also makes a big effort because he’s a generous player.
“He can further increase his efficiency but it is part of his growth. He is a young and confident player.”
In their final two Euro 2024 qualifiers, France will host Gibraltar in Nice on Saturday and then take on Greece away from home on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, Les Bleus have already booked their spot in next summer’s tournament.