At 17 years and 362 days, he became the youngest goalscorer in Bayern Munich’s history in the Champions League. Jamal Musiala did not miss his first very big meeting with the Munich team. Established against Lazio (1-4, round of 16 first leg of C1), the midfielder responded, registering in the process an achievement that further concretizes the season of his revelation.
Appeared 25 times already in all competitions under the orders of Hans-Dieter Flick (4 achievements), the young man, who arrived in Bavaria in 2019 after having attended the Chelsea academy in particular, is beginning to establish himself as a precious element of the number of reigning European champions. An outbreak which explains why Germany, his country of birth, and England, his adopted country, were engaged in a fierce battle.
Revelation in club, surprise in selection?
The past is indeed de rigueur since, on Wednesday, the person, who could also have opted for Nigeria, his father’s country of origin, announced that he had made his choice. “I have given this question a lot of thought. What is best for my future? Where would I be most likely to play? In the end, I just listened to the feeling I had for a long time that told me that the right decision was to play for Germany, the country where I was born. Even though it was not an easy decision for me ”, he told The Athletic.
International English Espoirs (2 capes, 1 goal), the native of Stuttgart therefore decided to opt for the Nationalmannschaft. Joachim Löw had met him in January to let him know of his desire to count on him, even mentioning a possible summons for the next preparatory matches in March, one of the last great opportunities to show himself before the Euro. His partners at Bayern Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry have also been forcing on a daily basis. And it paid off. We have probably not finished hearing about Jamal Musiala, who, on Friday, for his 18 years, should sign his first professional contract and thus seal his future in the medium term with the residents of the Allianz Arena.