Thuram: "The team is building something strong right now"

Marcus Thuram continues to work on the comeback after tearing his knee ligament. Now the striker has spoken out and praised the team’s development in the recent past.

Gladbach’s attacker Marcus Thuram is working on a comeback.

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It looks good again as Marcus Thuram sprints across the lawn, passes the ball or dribbles through the forest of poles. The Frenchman is still unable to train with the team after he suffered an inner ligament tear in August, but the increasing intensity in the individual units testifies to the progress the attacker is making. Thuram himself is satisfied, as he confirmed in a report on Borussias Verein TV: “Thanks to the medical department, my knee is doing very well. I’m almost over with the injury and can hardly wait to train with the team again.”

Hütter urges patience

According to coach Adi Hütter, this will not happen this week. Although the Austrian attests to his protégé that he is on a “very good path”, “patience” is still required. “I hope that Marcus can perhaps be partially integrated into the team training next week,” says Hütter.

It remains to be seen how soon Thuram will be eligible for a point game again. He has not been on the pitch for a long time this season: The attacker played for almost half an hour at the Bundesliga opener against FC Bayern (1: 1) and only 20 minutes in the following away game at Bayer Leverkusen (0: 4), in he was injured in a duel.

Thuram: “The team does a fantastic job”

Since then, Thuram has been condemned to watch, but is very pleased with the latest developments. “We saw the last two games with a few goals. The team is currently building something strong. I hope I can come back quickly and help,” said Thuram, referring to the recent victories against Borussia Dortmund (1-0) and at VfL Wolfsburg (3-1). The team’s success would make it easier for him too. “I feel better when the team gets good results. Then I can focus on my recovery and on coming back. The team is doing a fantastic job and I’m grateful for that.”

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