Ahead of the UEFA Nations League games against Hungary and England, Germany coach Hansi Flick believes Jamal Musiala can play a big role in his squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“The qualities he has are extraordinary,” Flick told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, via Fussball.News. “For us as coaches, the game against the Netherlands was such a pointer. We played with Ilkay [Gündogan] and with Jamal as a six, both did an excellent job and also brought together other components.”
It was Flick that awarded Musiala, then 17, his Bundesliga and Champions League debut. The German national coach added: “Jamal has great anticipation, somehow always has his feet on the ball, wins a lot of the ball and makes first contact. How he intuitively frees himself from situations in which he actually has a lot of pressure from is impressive.
“He can also play more offensively, and that’s where he puts pressure on the others. He simply has the qualities that a team needs, especially when things get tight in the final third. That’s why he’s a big factor in our considerations,” said Flick.
Musiala has represented Germany 15 times, scoring one goal. The 19-year-old has also scored six and created three in 10 games across all competitions for Bayern Munich this season.