Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram believes that his attacking partner Lautaro Martinez is the best player in the world in his position.
The Frenchman spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews. He also gave his thoughts on the developing title race between the Nerazzurri and Juventus in Serie A.
26-year-old French international Thuram only joined Inter during the summer transfer window.
The former Guingamp and Sochaux striker joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer after his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach striker.
But Thuram has wasted no time in fitting in to the team.
The 26-year-old has been in blazing form, chipping in with key goals and assists. Moreover, there has been far more to Thuram’s excellent displays in a Nerazzurri shirt than just goal contributions.
And one of the key reasons why Thuram has integrated so well as been his teammates.
The Frenchman has found a team that plays in a way that suits his characteristics perfectly.
And no one embodies that more than Nerazzurri captain Martinez.
The two strikers have linked up with the kind of chemistry that would suggest that they have been teammates for a lot longer than just two months.
Marcus Thuram Calls Lautaro Martinez “Best Striker In The World”
And after playing alongside Martinez for the past few months, Thuram has zero doubts about his fellow striker’s quality.
“He’s a world-class player,” the Frenchman said of his teammate.
“He’s easily the best striker in the world. He makes it easy for any other striker to play alongside him.”
And of how he’s found himself fitting in at Inter, Thuram said that “It’s a great moment for me.”
“This has been an experience of discovery,” he went on. “A new team, a new league, a new city.”
“I’m trying to learn every second I’m here.”
Thuram noted that “I had already spoken with [Inter Sporting Director Piero] Ausilio two years ago. Before I got injured. And he had told me that he saw me as a central striker.”
And as far as whether he thinks that the Serie A title race is mainly between Inter and Juventus, Thuram joked “No, because we don’t play Juve every weekend,”
“It’s a title race between all the good teams in top form,” the Frenchman said.
“And then at the end of the season we’ll see what happens.”