Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram – son of World Cup winner Lilian – handed his first call-up to senior France national team… as Didier Deschamps also includes Kylian Mbappe despite PSG star picking up injury that could see him out for weeks
- Marcus Thuram has been handed his first call-up to the France senior squad
- His father Lilian won 1998 World Cup alongside current boss Didier Deschamps
- Thuram has impressed for Monchengladbach in Bundesliga and in Europe
- Kylian Mbappe is also in the France squad despite picking up a hamstring injury
Borussia Monchengladbach youngster Marcus Thuram – the son of World Cup winner Lilian – has been handed his first call-up to the senior France squad.
Didier Deschamps, who won the 1998 World Cup alongside Marcus’ father, has been watching the youngster rise through the ranks with the France national team, and has now rewarded his progress with his first senior call-up.
Thuram, 23, has been impressive this season for Borussia Monchengladbach, starring in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
Marcus Thuram (right) has been handed his first call-up to the senior France national team
Thuram has been impressive for Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga this season
Didier Deschamps’ full France squad was posted on Twitter, with Thuram among the attackers
He will be in the France squad for their upcoming matches against Finland, Portugal and Sweden, alongside the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe.
PSG star Mbappe is a surprise inclusion in the squad after he picked up a hamstring injury last weekend that could see him miss the entirety of the international break.
He did not feature for PSG against RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and was expected to be left out of the squad as he continued his recovery.
Marcus Thuram’s father Lilian (centre) won the World Cup with the French team back in 1998
Kylian Mbappe has also been listed in the squad, despite picking up a hamstring injury
Deschamps is preparing for three upcoming matches, two of which in the Nations League
Despite that, Deschamps has included Mbappe in his squad for the upcoming friendly and two Nations League matches.
Elsewhere in the squad, Hugo Lloris, Lucas Digne and Kurt Zouma are among the defensive options, while Ngolo Kante and Moussa Sissoko make the cut in the midfield.
Up top, Olivier Giroud gets a call-up, while Anthony Martial, Kingsley Coman and Nabil Fekir have also been included.