Inter Milan star Marcus Thuram downplays the importance of his playing position, noting that his main role is to be helpful to the cause.
The 26-year-old joined the Nerazzurri in the summer, completing a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Frenchman has immediately carved himself an important role in Simone Inzaghi’s starting formation.
In recent years, the World Cup finalist often played on the left wing. However, the Nerazzurri manager has been deploying him as a striker alongside Lautaro Martinez in his 3-5-2 tactical system.
Thruam has certainly responded well to the change. He already netted seven goals and produced six assists in 16 Serie A appearances.
The France international was once again on target in Inter’s 2-0 win over Lazio on Sunday.
After the match, Thuram shrugged off the importance of his playing role when asked if he finally feels like a true centre-forward.
“I only feel like an Inter player,” said the attacker in his post-match interview with Inter TV via FcInterNews.
“I feel like I’m helping the team with my displays. I must play where I can help the most.”
Inter Milan Striker Marcus Thuram Downplays The Importance Of His Playing Role
The Beneamata will now turn their attention to Wednesday’s Coppa Italia clash against Bologna.
Thuram admits that Thiago Motta’s men will be a tough opponent, recalling the 2-2 draw earlier this season.
“We have already played against Bologna. It’s a very strong team with an excellent coach. It will be a good match.”
Finally, the Inter striker admitted that he wouldn’t have been where he is now without the support of his father Lilian Thuram.
“I don’t think I would have made it without my dad. Also, without the coaches I had as a child, my teammates and my family, I wouldn’t be here.”