Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram is still only improving this season, even if that is now far from big news.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Thuram scored one goal and assisted another for Inter against Monza over the weekend.
The 26-year-old set up Hakan Calhanoglu unselfishly for the Nerazzurri’s third goal. And then he rounded off the win with the fifth goal of the match.
Thuram showed just how much he fits into Inter’s system.
The World Cup finalist with France has formed an absolutely lethal partnership with Lautaro Martinez.
And not just that, but Thuram’s freedom on the pitch and capacity to affect the game in deeper areas has meant that he also acts as a key part of the team’s system as a whole, linking up with all his teammates.
Thuram has now scored eight goals and made seven assists in Serie A.
That takes the Frenchman to fifteen goal contributions in total.
Marcus Thuram Only Continuing To Improve At Inter
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Thuram’s blazing performance over the weekend was that it wasn’t really newsworthy.
Earlier in the season, a display like yesterday’s would have made the headlines.
After all, Thuram had only joined Inter during the summer transfer window. And the expectation had been that there would be a settling-in period.
So the early-season form from Thuram caught the attention easily.
But now, good performances, goals, and assists are taken for granted from the Frenchman.
However, that “new normal” hides the fact that Thuram is only getting better in many respects.
The 26-year-old may have started off much better than most expected.
But that doesn’t mean that he hadn’t also still been finding his feet.
And now that Thuram has really started to do so, it looks as though his form over the first few weeks and months of the season was really only the beginning.