Lilian Thuram is in Barcelona to current her e book ‘El pensamiento blanco’ (Libros Cúpula), through which she denounces the present racism in society. The previous French worldwide additionally participated this Wednesday within the presentation of the Racism and Sport award along with the final director of the Fundació FC Barcelona, Marta Segú, on the Auditori 1899 of the Spotify Camp Nou. An award that shall be given subsequent September and that’s born from the hassle of collaboration and social dissemination of the Blaugrana foundations and Thuram himself.
Relating to two of his compatriots who at present play for Barcelona, Thuram was questioned: “Dembélé’s profession has been very quick. He performed one season at Rennes, one at Dortmund after which he got here to Barça. He’s now 25 years previous and little by little he’s turning into a extra necessary and decisive participant. It is a pure factor,” Thuram mentioned about Dembélé earlier than happening to reward Koundé: “I like him quite a bit. In France they mentioned that he could not be a fantastic participant as a result of he wasn’t very tall or very quick, however I believe he’s a really clever participant. I believe he shall be a fantastic participant, over time he shall be even higher ».
Thuram is aware of Barça properly, to which he stays linked after his time as a footballer on the Camp Nou between 2006 and 2008. He was a teammate with Xavi Hernández, and Lilian appreciated the work of the present Barça coach. “Little by little it’s turning into a fantastic staff once more. They’re already leaders and this makes me joyful, for Barça and for Xavi. In his opinion, the Catalan coach “is doing very properly. He’s very younger and can win many titles »with Barça, he foresees.
One other of the subjects that Lilian Thuram mentioned was the way forward for her son Marcus Thuram, associated to a attainable signing for Barça in the summertime, the date on which his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach ends: «I mentioned it was a dream for me to see to Marcus at Barça. All of the gamers on this planet have the dream of enjoying for Barça, it’s a actuality. However I have no idea. Do you’ve got any paper or contract? I believe the necessary factor for Marcus is that he continues to develop stronger,” mentioned Thuram.
Lilian Thuram additionally commented on her work to disseminate and denounce racism in all walks of life and particularly on this planet of sport. The French know that it is going to be troublesome to eradicate this scourge as a result of “whenever you discuss this to folks, it’s important to make them see that they’ve to alter, and there are lots of people who find themselves not keen to take action,” she mentioned.
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