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Denis Zakaria praises Marcus Thuram: 'What he brings to the pitch is phenomenal'

By Laura Brandt

Denis Zakaria waxed lyrical about Marcus Thuram after the striker scored the winner in Gladbach's 2-1 win over AS Roma on Thursday.

Marcus Thuram.
Marcus Thuram.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Denis Zakaria lauded praise on teammate Marcus Thuram after the striker scored a last-ditch winner against Roma in the Europa League on Thursday.

Thuram earned 'Die Fohlen' a hard-fought 2-1 win with a late goal as he found the net for the third game in a row.

"It was so important that Marcus scored that goal today. He is a great guy, a little crazy maybe, but what he brings to the pitch is phenomenal," Zakaria said after the game as quoted by the club.

Thuram was obviously delighted with his important goal.

"It was great to get the winner in added time. But of course we have the whole team to thank for the victory. We pushed for the win until the end; we never gave up and always believed that we could do it. We are so happy and the smiles will not leave our faces tonight," the French striker said after the game.

The 22-year-old has made 16 appearances for Gladbach following his summer move from Guingamp, racking up eight goals and four assists.

1Yann Sommer
17Oscar Wendt ↩85
24Tony Jantschke ↩28
18Stefan Lainer
28Matthias Ginter
30Nico Elvedi
13Lars Stindl (C)
22László Bénes
32Florian Neuhaus ↩73
8Denis Zakaria
10Marcus Thuram
31Max Grün
14Alassane Pléa ↪73
15Louis Beyer
25Ramy Bensebaini ↪85
5Tobias Strobl
6Christoph Kramer
23Jonas Hofmann ↪28
13Pau López
11Aleksandar Kolarov
20Federico Fazio
18Davide Santon
6Chris Smalling
23Gianluca Mancini ↩59
27Javier Pastore ↩80
21Jordan Veretout
22Nicolò Zaniolo ↩76
9Edin Džeko (C)
99Justin Kluivert
83Antonio Mirante
8Diego Perotti ↪80
48Mirko Antonucci
5Juan Jesus
24Alessandro Florenzi
17Cengiz Ünder ↪76
42Amadou Diawara ↪59

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