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Lilian thuram granted in an interview to the magazine ‘Líbero’ where the world and European champion remembered one of the footballers who have most complicated life within the playing fields. Despite the fact that in his career in Parma, Juventus or FC Barcelona he has faced players awarded with Ballons and Golden Boots, the French opted for another.
“I do not have much memory for names, nor for people, nor for stadiums. But Munitis I remember very, very well. He is the player who has put me most in trouble on the pitch“Thuram revealed.
The French footballer recalls one of his confrontations in a Spain-France in Euro 2000, that the Gauls ended up winning. “It was amazing. He was like, ‘But what is this player?'” He began. “At the break, I went into the locker room and thought it was not possible. I had my partner, Christian Karembeu, who said to me: ‘no, it hasn’t happened even once’, to reassure me.”
“Munitis teaches me humility”
Similarly, Thuram admitted the relief that he felt when the Spanish coach, José Antonio Camacho at the time, when he replaced the one who was the ‘9’ of La Roja. “I well remember the relief when the coach pulled it off. I don’t know why, but that gave me a lot of relief. Sometimes I have nightmares with Munitis“
“In my office I don’t have many soccer photos. But there was the Munitis photo,” admits Thuram. The footballer highlights the importance of “cultivating humility”. “It’s very important. Munitis teaches me humility“