Inter Milan Legend Christian Vieri Compares Summer Arrival to Ex Barcelona Forward Samuel Eto'o

Inter Milan Legend Christian Vieri Compares Summer Arrival to Ex Barcelona Forward Samuel Eto'o

Lukman Mumuni
updated at November 10, 2023 at 9:22 PM
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  • Christian Vieri sees similarities between Marcus Thuram and Samuel Eto'o
  • The French forward is enjoying a good start to his career at Inter Milan
  • Eto'o led Inter Milan to an unprecedented treble in 2010

Former Italy forward Christian Vieri has been left impressed with the performances of French striker Marcus Thuram following his arrival in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old has immediately won the hearts of fans and former club players with his outstanding displays for the outfit.

Thuram has already netted five goals for the Nerazurris, with important strikes against Benfica and AS Roma proving crucial.

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Marcus Thuram in action for Inter Milan in the Serie A. Credit: @Inter
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Vieri sees similarities between the son of former France defender Lilian Thuram and legendary Cameroon and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o.

“I knew Thuram was good, but I had heard he didn’t score many goals," he told FC Inter News, as quoted by “I went to see him live because you can’t see anything on television," he added.
“You see him live. He plays with his teammates. He’s good technically. He plays one-twos and scores goals.”

Vieri went on to praise the directors of Inter Milan for securing the services of the Frenchman for free in the summer transfer window.

“The club's directors deserve great credit for pulling off the signing,” Vieri said.
“I don’t always like comparisons; everyone has their own characteristics. But he’s at Eto'o's level.
“He plays for Lautaro. It was the same way with Lukaku as well. There’s no envy; goals are always scored.”

Thuram joined the Italian giants from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer transfer window, as reported by

Eto'o compared Hazard to Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto'o once stated that Eden Hazard was 'close to Lionel Messi' following his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

This week, the Belgian announced his retirement at the age of 32 following a torrid spell at Los Blancos.

Eto'o and Hazard played together at Chelsea in the 2013/14 season, where the winger singlehandedly led the club to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.


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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.