Lilian, Marcus’ father, spent ten years in Italian football, splitting his time with spells at Parma and Juventus and while Marcus was born during his days in Emilia-Romagna, it was his spell in Turin that is most remembered.
“Playing in Italy is very exciting for me,” Thuram told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“When my father played for Juventus, I supported AC Milan. When he moved to Barcelona I supported Real Madrid.
“Now, I only support Borussia [Monchengladbach]. I want to score for my team [against Inter].
“They’re a very strong team and I’ve always admired [Romelu] Lukaku. He is a source of inspiration for me and I want to become even stronger than he is.”
Inter host Thuram’s Monchengladbach on Wednesday evening in the Champions League.