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Jamal Musiala about his coach: Club or Country?

Jamal Musiala

Jamal Musiala despite being born in Germany is a product of the English academy system. He’s 18 years old and the attacking midfielder is already a regular in Bayern Munich’s match-day squad.
Just 18 months after leaving Chelsea’s youth setup where he spent his previous 8 years. At the end of last season, Musiala became Bayern’s youngest ever player at the age of 17 years & 115 days.

Just three months after his debut he scored his first goal which came against the 8-0 thrashing of Schalke. This saw him take the title of Bayern’s youngest striker replacing an existing one set up in 1999.
Musiala is now a Champions League starter for Bayern Munich. He gets a regular game time off the bench often featuring at the LW or behind the striker. Till now he has two goals to his name and has already scored his first goal for England’s U-21.

Musiala and his view on club and country

Musiala recently sat down for an interview where he addressed the difference between a club coach and a country coach. He gave a very straightforward answer.

We play a very attacking game with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern, sometimes with only three at the back and many attackers in the front. It’s all about control, positioning on the ball, but also good counter-pressing to win the ball back immediately after losing it.
Hansi Flick’s style of play with Germany is more aggressive than it was when he was at Bayern. We want to win the ball back high up the pitch to start attacks. It also means the opposition is further away from the goal.

In his interview, he also shared his feelings about the upcoming world cup and how the playing conditions have evolved.

I’m desperate to perform well and make myself part of that squad – my first World Cup would be an amazing feeling. I want to take it up a notch, more physicality, stamina, get into better goalscoring positions and defensive discipline.
Dribbling in tight spaces, close control, beating players is something I’ve always liked to do. I have trained these movements since I was little with my dad. He encouraged me to take on and beat players – and I have always kept that with me.
In Germany, we have a league in the academy from under-10s, whereas in England we don’t have a league until under-18s.

You have a lot less pressure and more time to develop yourself and you can play a lot freer. With the tactics here in Germany you get taught to win at a young age.

Musiala is a loss to the three lions and he’d have been a n a loss but he showed what he’s capable of.

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