Lilian Thuram’s son Khephren scores amazing goal for Monaco Under-19s against Chelsea

20 Feb

There’s a lot of pressure to succeed when your dad has had a very good football career and you decide you’re going to enter the same profession as him.

But it looks like Lilian Thuram‘s son Khephren is well on his way to emulating his old man’s achievements as he is currently on the books at Ligue 1 side Monaco.

He has made a few appearances for Monaco’s senior squad this season

And judging by Khephren’s goal in an Under-19 match at Chelsea, he could end up being some player.

The midfielder picked the ball up miles out before unleashing a powerful strike straight into the top corner.

However, as you’ll see from the video below, Khephren’s reaction was pretty subdued for scoring such a great goal as it was a mere consolation, with Monaco going down to a 3-1 defeat in Cobham.

Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United chasing Lilian Thuram’s son, Marcus, after stunning start to the season

14 Jan

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are set to battle it out for Marcus Thuram – the son of French World Cup winner Lilian.

Thuram Jr, 21, has hit 10 goals in 17 appearances this season for Guingamp and his form hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Marcus Thuram is also attracted the interest from Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United

The young forward scored the winner for the Ligue 1 basement side in a shock win over Paris-Saint Germain in the French Cup last week.

The Premier League trio all reportedly sent scouts to check on him at the weekend against Saint-Etienne.

And Thuram came in for praise, despite the fact his side fell to a 12th league defeat of the season.

The former France Under-20 international joined Guingamp from Sochaux in July 2017.

Thuram Jr still has a long way to go to live up to his father’s legacy.

Father Lilian won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with Les Bleus during his 142 international appearances.

Now 47, the defensive powerhouse previously played for the likes of Parma, Juventus and Barcelona – racking up 800 appearances along the way.

 

 

 

The goals against Croatia in 1998 that made France defender Lilian Thuram a World Cup icon

13 Jul

France v Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final is live on talkSPORT at 16:00 on Sunday 15 July here.

It has been 20 years since Les Bleus were crowned champions of the world. Back then, they had one man to thank for getting them there.

Thuram’s first goals for France were against Croatia

Lilian Thuram: defender (1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups)

A rock in the France teams that reached the 1998 and 2006 World Cup finals. So versatile that he played at right-back (he was a centre back by trade) at France ‘98 and didn’t put a foot wrong. Yet his defining moment for the hosts was a brace in a semi-final against Croatia that hauled France back from 1-0 down. In 142 caps, those two fine finishes were his only international goals.

The World Cup final between France and Croatia is live on talkSPORT at 16:00 (UK time) on Sunday 15 July