Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram has revealed that he went against his father by supporting AC Milan as a child.
Thuram was actually born in Parma but spent his time as a youth player rising up through the ranks at Sochaux and Guingamp, but he has now established himself as one of the key players in a Monchengladbach side that impressed a lot last season and secured a Champions League berth.
Marcus is the son of Lillian, who of course spent some time in his career in Serie A with Juventus, and he will follow his father’s footsteps in a way by facing off against one of their major rivals in Inter in the group stages.
Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Thuram spoke about his upbringing and revealed that he had a tendency to support the main rivals of the club his dad played for, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.
“I don’t know why, but when dad was playing for Juve, I cheered for Milan, when he moved to Barcelona I was cheering for Real Madrid,” he said.
“I loved Sheva and Crespo, but now I’m only a fan of my Borussia. This is why it will not be a derby for me. It would have been if I had played against Inter at the time, who were playing against Milan that I was a fan of. It would have been a derby if I had played against Adriano, Vieri and Martins. I just want to score for Borussia.
“Ibrahimovic? When you have Zlatan in the squad it is an advantage for everyone. Players and clubs. He motivates you to win, to do your best to succeed.”