BERLIN – Bayern Munich’s teenager Jamal Musiala has determined to play sooner or later for the German national team instead of England after a chat with Germany coach Joachim Loew, the attacking midfielder mentioned on Wednesday.
The 17-year-old grew to become the youngest English scorer within the Champions League when he netted for Bayern in Tuesday’s 4-1 final 16 first leg win over Lazio in Rome.
Hours later he introduced his resolution to play for Germany.
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“I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England,” Musiala advised Germany’s ARD Television. “I thought about it a lot but at the end I listened to the feeling that it is the right decision to play for Germany.”
The Stuttgart-born Musiala performed virtually his total youth career at Chelsea from 2011 earlier than becoming a member of Bayern in 2019 and thus was eligible to additionally play for England.
He has additionally represented each German and England at national youth degree however mentioned a chat with coach Loew helped swing the choice in Germany’s favour.
“I had a very good an honest discussion with Joachim Loew. We met in Munich and he showed me clearly my way to the national team,” Musiala mentioned.
He mentioned Germany team director Oliver Bierhoff had additionally been current.
“I was impressed by how well informed they both were. Mr Loew analysed very well my style and my weaknesses. He sees me in the future in my strongest position, that in the attacking midfield,” Musiala added.
Germany have superior to this year’s European Championship with Munich one of the host cities of the Europe-wide match.
“To play a Euro in Munich is obviously a dream and I will do everything to present myself with good performances,” he mentioned.