Thuram is also now leading the line for France.
He said, “I try to work hard, I know that I play for an important club with big games every week, so of course I am becoming a different player.
“(Didier )Deschamps insists that we need to be devastating in front of goal and finish the chances, because being decisive as a Number 9 is what they ask of you in Italy.
“Kylian (Mbappe) and I have known each other since we were kids. He always said that I would end up becoming a Number 9. He felt it, knew my qualities and what I bring to the team. I feel like I am learning new aspects of the role every day."