Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram finds it “brilliant” to have Lautaro Martinez as a strike partner at the Nerazzurri.
The Frenchman spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 4-2 Serie A win over Roma. He also made clear that there’s still a lot of work left to do to win the Serie A title.
Thuram gave another clear demonstration of how decisive he can be against Roma this evening.
The Frenchman had already scored the decisive goal for the Nerazzurri the last time they faced off against the Giallorossi.
And once again, Thuram came up with a vital goal, equalizing for Inter right at the start of the second half.
And the 26-year-old also played a key role in the goal that proved to be the winner for Inter. Thuram was the player who effectively forced Roma defender Angelino to turn the ball into his own net.
This was just one more big evening from Thuram, who joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer last summer.
But it would be hard to imagine the Frenchman having this kind of a debut season were it not for the fact that he had a presence like Martinez alongside him.
Marcus Thuram: “Brilliant” Playing With Lautaro Martinez As Strike Partner
Thuram said that “Playing with Lautaro is brilliant.”
“There are no ‘first’ or ‘second’ strikers here. Just players who do their best to help the team.”
The 26-year-old said of the own goal that “There was a good attack behind it. As with the own goal last weekend.”
Last Sunday Inter beat Juventus via an own goal from defender Federico Gatti.
As with this match at the Olimpico, it was Thuram’s presence who forced the Bianconeri player to put the ball past his own goalline.
“I always try to either get to the ball, or else put pressure on the defender,” the Frenchman explained.
Thuram then mused that “I’m learning from my teammates, and from everyone.”
“I’m still young,” the striker noted. “And I’m still in my first season here in Italy.”
Meanwhile, Thuram was also circumspect about the prospect of winning the Serie A title at this stage.
“The season still has a long way to go,” the 26-year-old said. “And there are a lot of difficult matches.”
“So we take it one match at a time, and then we’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”