Trouble getting in? Just Google yourself! Mask-wearing Gladbach striker Marcus Thuram brings up pictures of his face on his phone to get past San Siro security as Bundesliga side prepare for Inter Milan clash
- Thuram was on press conference duty ahead of Gladbach’s game with Inter
- But a security guard asked the face mask-wearing striker to prove his identity
- Thuram whipped out his phone and Googled his own name to bring up pictures
- He was eventually allowed into the San Siro to preview Wednesday’s fixture
Everything is that little bit trickier in the Covid age – social distancing, curfews, test and trace, having to constantly wear a face mask.
Just ask Marcus Thuram, who had a little bit of difficult getting into the San Siro.
The Borussia Monchengladbach forward – the son of French World Cup winner Lilian – reported to the iconic stadium for press conference duty ahead of his team’s Champions League tie with Inter Milan.
Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram had a little trouble proving his identity as he reported for press conference duty at the San Siro ahead of the Inter Milan game
In an effort to convince the security guard who he was, Thuram Googled pictures of himself
Gladbach’s official Twitter account posted about the funny moment on Tuesday afternoon
But because he was sporting a face mask, Thuram was initially denied access by a security guard who didn’t recognise him.
In a clever move only the famous can get away with, Thuram proved his identity by whipping out his smartphone and Googling himself to bring up images of his own face.
Luckily the ploy worked and Thuram was able to sit alongside his manager Marco Rose to preview Wednesday night’s fixture for the media.
And Gladbach’s Twitter account joined in the fun by posting pics of the awkward moment though the post was later taken down.
With face mask back in place, Thuram was able to take a good look at the stadium.
Thuram was eventually allowed into the stadium to preview the game with coach Marco Rose
Thuram, who is the son of French World Cup winner Lilian, was able to have a good look around
Gladbach open their Champions League campaign against Inter Milan on Wednesday night
Thuram described the prospect of playing in Europe’s elite competition as a ‘dream come true’
He was actually born in Parma, Italy in 1997 when his father played for the Serie A club. Defender Lilian also played for Monaco, Juventus and Barcelona in a highly-successful career.
Marcus scored 10 Bundesliga goals and contributed eight assists to power Gladbach to a fourth place finish last season and qualify for the Champions League.
But they have been drawn in a daunting group alongside Inter, Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ahead of what would be his debut in the competition, Thuram said: ‘Wednesday evening will be a dream come true for me. Playing in the Champions League, playing in such a stadium, against a top team is what you live for as a professional footballer.’