Jamal Musiala of Germany will test his football ability against his former country England

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Former England youth international, Jamal Musiala will face his former country when the Three Lions face the German national team later tonight, June 7, 2022.

Recall that in early 2021, Jamal Musiala decided to snub England for his country of birth, Germany after playing for the English under-15 to under-21 teams.

He made his international debut for Germany’s national team on March 25, 2021. Surprisingly, the country selected him for the delayed Euro 2020 which took place between June 11 and July 11, 2021.

Since then, Jamal Musiala has made 11 appearances in which the 19-year-old attacking midfielder scored a goal for the German side.

Musiala who was born in Stuttgart on February 26, 2003, found it easier to pick Germany over England after Chelsea sold him to Bayern Munich on July 4, 2019, for just €200,000.

Since then, Jamal Musiala has scored 15 goals and provided 7 assists in 78 games in all competitions including the UEFA Champions League for Bayern.

Ahead of the Nations League match between England and Germany which will kick off at 19:45 Musiala who is the youngest player to play and score for Bayern Munich noted that he is “desperate to perform”.

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The 19-year-old German attacking midfielder who is also the youngest player to play in a major football match for Germany said he has benefited from the football system of England and Germany.

“We play a very attacking game with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern, sometimes with only three at the back and many attackers in the front”, Musiala told BBC ahead of Germany’s Nations League clash with England.

“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 are further away from the goal. We practice our high pressing a lot in training.

“I’m desperate to perform well and make myself part of that squad – my first World Cup would be an amazing feeling.

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“I want to take it up a notch, more physicality, stamina, get into better goalscoring positions, and defensive discipline.”

Jamal Musiala in Germany national team colors.
Jamal Musiala in Germany national team colors.

Jamal Musiala is known for his dribbling skills; despite how good his fans think his dribbling skill has become, the 19-year-old attacking midfielder said he is working hard to improve more on it and other aspects of his game.

“Dribbling in tight spaces, close control, beating players is something I’ve always liked to do”, he said.

“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.”

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