Jamal Musiala is gaining attention as one of Europe’s most promising talents at only 20 years old, having shown impressive performances for both Bayern Munich and Germany
Leon Goretzka has hailed Jamal Musiala as one of the greatest talents to come out of Germany, praising the Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder’s performances this season. Musiala has made a name for himself with his impressive displays for both club and country, scoring 11 goals in the Bundesliga this campaign and catching the eye at the World Cup, despite Germany’s disappointing performance.
Leon Goretzka, who is a teammate of Jamal Musiala in Bayern Munich and the German national team, believes that Musiala is one of the greatest talents ever produced by Germany.
“Jamal might be one of the biggest talents Germany has ever had because he’s already able to constantly deliver good performances,” Goretzka told UEFA.com.
“He doesn’t have many ups and downs. The fact that he’s already in our starting XI every week shows that. He helps us achieve our goals.
“He’s extremely good on the ball, in narrow spaces, and he creates a lot of danger. He has outstanding qualities. If he keeps working like that and stays fit, the sky is the limit for him.”
Goretzka likens Champions League to Mount Everest
On Tuesday, Bayern will play Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
As a key member of the team that won the top club prize in Europe in the 2019-2020 season, Goretzka is hopeful that his team can win the prestigious trophy again this year.
“So I see it as my task. I won’t tell [Musiala] how to dribble or what to do every day, because he knows best what to do, but I want to help him on the pitch, give him that strength or be there for him when he has a question, and help him in situations he doesn’t know about yet, like all the media things that can be expected of him in the future. All of us in the team want to help him.”
Bayern Munich progressed through a challenging group stage. The group featured Inter and Barcelona. The Bavarians managed to win all six matches and secure their spot in the round of 16. They then defeated Paris Saint-Germain, whom they had beaten in the previous season’s final, with ease, winning 3-0 on aggregate.
“It’s [Champions League] certainly the Everest of club football,” Goretzka said. “If you look at the results so far, we have been very dominant this season.
“I think a lot of people in Germany gasped when they first saw our group. It was called the group of death with Inter, Barcelona and Bayern. It was clear one of those three big clubs would have to exit the competition at the group stage but we were sure it wasn’t going to be us. In the end, we came through the group stage very confidently.”