Marcus Thuram 2018/19 - scout report - tactical analysis tactics
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Marcus Thuram is a 21-year-old winger from France who joined Borussia Mönchengladbach this summer for a reported fee of £8.1 million. Last season he was among the most important players of his former club, Guingamp, who were relegated from Ligue 1 last season.

Besides Stefan Lainer and Breel Emboli, he’s the third big signing of Gladbach in this transfer window and should replace Thorgan Hazard who joined Dortmund. This tactical analysis in the form of a scout report will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the young Frenchman.

Positioning and movement

Thuram usually plays on the left wing and positions wide to provide width for his team. He likes to receive the ball in the wide areas and mostly starts to dribble from this position or tries to find a teammate with a pass.

The young winger positions himself, most of the time, near the touchline to create some distance between himself and the opposing full-back. As his heatmap below shows us exactly this since the space near the touchline is red, we also see two additional things. Firstly, the Frenchman also shifts in sometimes higher up the pitch, as we will discuss later in this paragraph.

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