Inter-Atletico Madrid, Thuram in the press conference: the words

The Frenchman in a press conference ahead of Inter-Atletico Madrid in the Champions League: “Lautaro is perhaps the best striker in the world, I learn a lot from Sanchez”

From our correspondent Andrea Ramazzotti

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Marcus Thuram, the absolute protagonist of Inter’s season, spoke together with Simone Inzaghi in the press conference on the eve of Inter-Atletico Madrid tomorrow evening. The Frenchman, who reached 10 goals in the championship against Salernitana, explained the difficulties of the match against the colchoneros: “It will be a beautiful match – began the number 9 – and we will enter the field to win as in all the matches since the beginning of the season. We will not think about the return match in Madrid: now only the match at San Siro counts and there is a serious performance is needed. Atletico defends very well, but they dribble great and have strong attackers. We will have to be very careful with their counterattacks. Will I sleep tonight on the eve of the game? Yes, I always sleep because it is important to rest… We will have to be attentive, train as we have always done since the beginning of the season, be concentrated from the start and play a great game. Griezmann? We know him and we know that he is an incredible footballer. However, the Griezmann ‘problem’ can be solved as a team, with everyone working together. We’ll see what happens tomorrow”

Turning point

For Thuram, the free transfer to Inter was the turning point of his career and he admitted it without difficulty: “I have learned a lot since I arrived at Inter and I am still learning now, match after match. The moment is good and we hope to continue like this. My feeling with Lautaro? He is one of the best strikers in the world, perhaps the best. Playing with him is easy. We know each other’s characteristics well and we adapt well. Sanchez? He’s a great champion, His career makes him understand, and by training with him I learn a lot. Inzaghi? He always tells us things in a frank and sincere way, to our faces. With him we improve.”


Final on the jokes that Marcus often plays on his teammates: from those on Pavard, through those on Barella and his favorite target, Dimarco: “I haven’t gone crazy here at Inter, I’ve always been like that… Here I feel good in the group and we’re good off the pitch too. Here at Inter I’m really happy.”