Bayern Munich starlet Jamal Musiala should solely be 19 however he has extra direct objective involvements than some other participant within the Bundesliga to date in 2022/23. Forward of the season restart this weekend, bundesliga.com chatted to the Germany worldwide in a wide-ranging unique interview.
bundesliga.com: Your numbers within the first half of the season have been spectacular, with 9 targets and 6 assists making you the highest goalscorer within the league and for Bayern. Have you ever stunned even your self? How would you assess these nice statistics?
musiala: “I all the time trust in myself and I do know I can rating targets and get assists as properly. I simply need to maintain working and be as environment friendly as potential. After I get the probabilities, I’ve to take them as constantly as potential.”
bundesliga.com: The place does that confidence come from?
musiala: “It is one thing I’ve all the time had. I simply have that perception in myself, however I am unable to precisely let you know the place that got here from. It is simply all the time been with me and I’ve taken it with me all through the years.
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bundesliga.com: How completely happy have been you along with your efficiency at your first World Cup?
musiala: “It was a giant studying curve. To play within the World Cup was additionally an incredible feeling and was a dream of mine. It wasn’t precisely how I wished it to go, however I’ll take it as motivation going ahead and the teachings from it for hopefully the following one.”
bundesliga.com: How properly ready are you for the return of the Bundesliga?
musiala: “We have had a while off now and we’ve not performed a recreation collectively for some time now, so it’s going to be necessary that we begin off proper, do issues proper, and decide up the place we left off earlier than the World Cup It is necessary that we win that recreation and take that movement into the following video games.”
bundesliga.com: The primary match is towards Leipzig. Why is it so powerful to foretell this recreation and what makes them actual contenders for the title?
musiala: “We see the standard they’ve of their squad, so we most undoubtedly wish to win that recreation to have extra of a buffer in first place.”
bundesliga.com: What made your attacking play so robust within the first half of the season on the whole?
musiala: “Now we have a lot of gamers which might be technically very robust and who can put the ball behind the web. We will all mix properly with one another and we’ve a very good understanding with each other. I feel as soon as our assault will get in a movement and we get right into a recreation, we create lots of probabilities after which we attempt to be as environment friendly as potential.”
bundesliga.com: Relating to your type of play – are you perhaps the final of a uncommon breed of avenue footballers? How would you describe your type?
musiala: “I do not know if I am the final as a result of there are lots of gamers that may dribble and beat their gamers. For me, I simply attempt to have enjoyable on the pitch and to be as free as potential. I’m going into dribbles and do no matter I can to assist the workforce win.”
bundesliga.com: Who was your idol when it comes to dribbling and expertise?
musiala: “Rising up, I watched lots of Messi movies and Neymar as properly. It all the time amazed me how they went into the dribbles and it was all the time entertaining to observe them play.”
bundesliga.com: Borussia Dortmund are presently solely in sixth place on the desk – but your buddy Jude Bellingham has been notably spectacular to date. You realize him well-what are his footballing strengths from him?
musiala: “He is an incredible participant. He additionally has that confidence in himself and also you see that on the pitch by how he tries to steer the workforce and the starvation he has to win video games. He has the technical skills to go previous gamers, rating targets, and defend. He is an all-round superb participant.”
bundesliga.com: What makes your friendship so particular and what kind of man is he?
musiala: “Over time, the contact has not been as a lot as earlier than after we all the time noticed one another in England. But when we see one another, we’ve amusing and a chat, and I feel that shall be there for some time.”
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bundesliga.com: At what level did you notice that the trail to changing into an expert soccer participant was mapped out for you?
musiala: “I do not know when precisely, however it was most likely after I moved to England and began enjoying for Chelsea. I might slowly see that I could possibly be doing this as my job and I all the time had enjoyable with it and did not put additional strain on myself that this was the be all and finish all. I nonetheless had college and all the things, however I additionally had the mindset that I wished to make it as a footballer.”
bundesliga.com: Was there ever a second whenever you doubted you could possibly make the breakthrough?
musiala: “There are phases when you may have little accidents and I additionally had rising pains after I was 15 or 16. I wasn’t enjoying on the degree that I often performed at, however I would not say that I doubted myself. I all the time tried to work onerous and there are moments the place issues do not appear pretty much as good as you desire to them to be, however you then simply need to maintain going and that is what I did.”
bundesliga.com: You transferred from Chelsea to Bayern’s U17 workforce. How did you agree in?
musiala: “The one straightforward factor was that I might communicate the language already and I had lived in Germany earlier than, however the entire change firstly was not very straightforward for me. It took me some time to essentially settle in as a result of all of my buddies and everybody was again in England and it was simply one thing new. I performed for Chelsea for eight years after which going to an entire new nation was one thing the place I wanted time to settle in. However after some time, I felt very snug.”
Musiala (l.) made his Bundesliga debut on 20 June 2020 as an 88th minute alternative for Thomas Müller (r.) in a 3-1 win over Freiburg. – Markus Ulmer/Ulmer/Pool
bundesliga.com: At 17 you have been already part of the primary workforce at Bayern. How did that change your life?
musiala: “You are in and across the first workforce and also you see all these high gamers coaching and I used to be simply attempting to study and watch what they did. Simply being round them was an incredible expertise for me and I attempted to select up as many issues as I might. I used to be getting dropped off by my mum at coaching and it was superb. I loved being there and I used to be simply attempting to study as a lot as potential.”
bundesliga.com: Leroy Sane dubbed you ‘Bambi’ and also you come throughout as the great boy subsequent door. The place does your down-to-earthness come from?
musiala: “That is a fairly powerful query. It is most likely how I grew up and it is most likely due to my mum and pop who taught me these values when rising up. It is powerful for me to behave any completely different and I am simply attempting to be myself and maintain to that it doesn’t matter what occurs.”