Striker Marcus Thuram has earned praise for his performance in yesterday evening’s Serie A clash between Napoli and Inter Milan.
L’Interista highlight the very solid scores that the 26-year-old French international received in the player ratings for the match across Italian media today.
Thuram has been off to a flying start to life at Inter this season.
There is no longer much novelty when the Frenchman has a good performance leading the line.
But the consistency with which Thuram has proven a menace to opposition backlines has been impressive in and of itself.
And that is how it proved against Napoli yesterday.
Thuram got on the scoresheet. The Frenchman’s goal was very well-taken, as he sidefooted the ball past Partenopei keeper Alex Meret from a pinpoint Juan Cuadrado cross.
But there was far more to Thuram’s performance than just the goal.
Marcus Thuram Wins Significant Praise For Display In Napoli Vs Inter Clash
Thuram has become a key player for how he stretches opposition defensive lines in order to create space for his teammates.
There was more of that yesterday.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach and Guingamp striker used his pace and agility to really pen the Napoli centre-backs.
This was crucial in giving the Inter midfielders space to exploit.
Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella were ruthless in taking advantage. It was they who got forward to score Inter’s first two goals in the 3-0 victory.
And Inter captain Lautaro Martinez also benefited in terms of how he was able to drop deeper and create overloads in midfield.
That has been the dynamic all season.
Martinez and Thuram have known exactly when one should go forward and the other drop off.
Numerous Serie A defenses have found out the hard way how good the duo are at doing so already. And now Napoli can be added to that list.