Two sentences no more.
The pace with which Marcus Thuram began by dispatching most of the questions this Thursday afternoon at Jassim-bin-Hamad Stadium was surprising.
Then a colleague asked him the question: “Why?
Sheepishly, the 25-year-old striker let his two big astonished eyes answer for him.
" Oh good ?
I can do longer, huh.
I see that you are writing, I want to make your work easier, that's all”.
Phew, the misunderstanding is cleared up.
The Borussia Mönchengladbach striker (13 goals and 4 assists in 18 games this season) is not bored, he just wants to do well and, if possible, efficiently.
Without ever answering aside.
As a reminder, Marcus Thuram is the last minute guest of the Didier Deschamps list, four days after the list, and well before Karim Benzema's package.
An injury which offers him, also and above all, the role of Olivier Giroud's understudy.
“I followed the list in the newspaper then I got a phone call just before the rally at Clairefontaine on Sunday.
I reacted normally not to be restrained directly.
I don't want to be pissed off about something I can't control.
No, his father "didn't do it on purpose" to score two goals against Croatia
Without resentment therefore, and rather very zen, he told how much this year 2021/2022 on the side of the Bundesliga had allowed him to grow.
“After the Euro, I returned to the club, I got injured and I didn't come back as I wanted to come back.
I saw the Blues escape.
I said to myself that I had to make sure not to see my dreams slip away.
To get there, I worked and my father helped me a lot mentally.
Talking about Lilian doesn't tire him, he repeated it again this Thursday.
“My father, I have known him since childhood, for a very long time.
It is a pride to speak of him”.
Laughter in the audience.
The player therefore also knows how to be teasing.
A few seconds later, he also lets go: no, his father “didn't do it on purpose” to score that famous double against Croatia in 1998. Faced with trick questions, he also shows skill.
Whether it's the controversy over the multicolored "One Love" armband or his father's selection records.
Lilian is only two points ahead of Hugo Lloris (142 against 140).
“My father wants him to beat him.
It will mean that we have gone far in this competition”.
On Wednesday, the native of Parma (Italy) planted twice in opposition against Al Markhiya (Qatari D1).
He had already returned against Australia for the last nine minutes of play. In a week, perhaps he will have the chance to honor his first tenure in the World Cup against Tunisia?
This too would mean that France was not mistaken in its route to the round of 16.