Jamal Musiala: “I want to be one of the best in the world.”

Speaking in Monday’s edition of Kicker, Jamal Musiala discussed the chances of Bayern Munich winning another Bundesliga title, what keeps him grounded despite his increasing fame, relaxation, his impressive season, ambition, plus much more.

“It’s hard for me to be happy with myself after a game,” Musiala says despite his impressive performances this season. The 19-year-old demands a lot from himself: “I want to be one of the best players in the world.”

Musiala also dreams one day of winning the Ballon d’Or, recently won by Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema: “It’s a goal,” said Musiala. Although an attacking-midfielder, he also dreams of winning the Torjägerkanone, given annually to the most prolific scorer in German football, recently won by Robert Lewandowski: “It’s a good goal. I don’t run away from such a challenge.”

At 19, the world is already at Musiala’s feet. With eight goals and five assists in 12 Bundesliga games, he’s already surpassed his previous best tally. He will also be a key member for Hansi Flick at the World Cup in Qatar later this month. Discussing how far Germany can go in the competitions, Musiala added: “The quality is there to be a good contender for the title. We go into the tournament with the mindset of being able to win the trophy. You have to believe that you can win.”

Germany will be without Timo Werner for the World Cup but that could mean a place for Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko. At 17 years and 350 days, Moukoko became the youngest scorer to reach 10 Bundesliga goals ahead of Florian Wirtz and Lukas Podolski.

More quotes to follow upon release of the Kicker magazine.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

 

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