'Andrea Pirlo can't be compared to Zidane' - Lilian Thuram

Fri 13 November 2020 | 12:47

Previous Juventus and Parma defender Lilian Thuram say his child Marcus will 'choose his own future' and affirms Andrea Pirlo can't equate to Zinedine Zidane.

Thuram's child


, a

Borussia Monchengladbach

's winger, is being connected with many top clubs in Europe, including





Manchester United

, and


“One needs to let his son choose his own future,” the former defender told La Stampa.

Thuram, a France World Cup champ, played with

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

at Juventus and

Zinedine Zidane

at the French national team. 

“Italian football is no longer at the same level of the past," he said.

“The best players used to be in Italy, now English football has surpassed the Italian. If Ibrahimovic still makes the difference, it’s because he was an extraordinary player when he was young.

“Physically he is not as strong as he used to be but football is a game of intelligence and Ibrahimovic is very smart.

“I don’t think


and Zidane have the same history.

“Pirlo has just begun his coaching career, Zidane was appointed Real Madrid coach after he made experience in the youth sector and as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant."

Thuram argued Italian football is facing prejudice and



“What makes me sadder is that it is accepted," he claimed.

“It is said that it’s impossible to accept racism, but that's hypocrite. What emerges in stadiums is the image of society. Racism exists everywhere."

“Our societies have been built on the idea that being white is better, being heterosexual is better, the idea that being men is better than being women.

“You can overcome these ideas knowing that some people do not want it because they know they are advantaged with this system.”

source: SportMob