Bayern Munich | Musiala on his role at Bayern and the Müller legacy

Jamal Musiala has revealed which song he sang for his debut at FC Bayern, talked about the Bundesliga as a springboard for young talent and commented on his possible role as Thomas Müller’s successor.

Jamal Musiala has been under contract with FC Bayern since the summer of 2019. Before that, the 18-year-old played in England when he was young at Chelsea. But he achieved his breakthrough as a professional in Munich. Musiala is not only grateful for this in sporting terms.

“A few former team-mates sent me videos of what they had to do to get started. For example, dancing in front of the seasoned players. Each one individually – for a minute. In front of the pros and the entire coaching staff,” explained the versatile attacking midfielder Look at the Premier League to “Sport Bild” and added: “I really wouldn’t want to do that.”

He himself only had to do his debut ritual late at Bayern, after a 3-0 win against FC Barcelona in mid-September last year, although he had already played a number of games for the German series champions well before that. “After the meal it was suddenly said: ‘Now the young players are singing!'”, Musiala looked back. “I chose Bruno Mars’ ‘Billionaire,'” the teenager revealed. “My advantage was that I had to audition the song for the amateurs, and it’s pretty short.”

After the youngsters, even the trainers around the new coach Julian Nagelsmann would have had to range. “It makes it easier. Singing isn’t quite as bad as auditioning in England,” said the Bayern star, who is in contact with many other talents from his homeland.

Musiala: I’ll talk to BVB star Bellingham about that

For example with BVB high-flyer Jude Bellingham. Both played together in England’s youth teams until Musiala decided to join the DFB’s senior team, and they are friends. Asked by the trade journal whether Bellingham had switched to the wrong club to become champions, Musiala explained: “Of course we write and talk to each other often, but not about Dortmund and Bayern. We are good friends and have known each other for a long time, so that’s it not always just about football.”

There is no doubt that the way to the Bundesliga has helped the two of them enormously in their steep careers. “Making a breakthrough in the Premier League is damn hard. The Bundesliga was the ideal step for Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and me,” said Musiala happily, giving hope for more top talent from the island: “The young players in England see that and I think some want to follow our path to the Bundesliga.”

Müller replacement at Bayern? Musiala wants to bring in “new style”.

Musiala himself extended his contract with FC Bayern last spring until 2026. It’s quite possible that the versatile attacking player will follow in Thomas Müller’s footsteps in the future. “I’ve never played with someone like him. Thomas is an outstanding footballer and a guy who doesn’t exist a second time,” Musiala praised his 14-year-old colleague.

With his many speeches “he actually helps us a lot on the field,” explained the 18-year-old.

“As for his legacy, Thomas will […] play for many years to come. After that, nobody will be able to replace his style and his role,” analyzed the DFB player and added: “Should I then be allowed to play in his position, I’ll bring in a new, personal style.”


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