Mauricio Pochettino Hails German Wonderkid Jamal Musiala as One of the Best Young Players in the World

Mauricio Pochettino Hails German Wonderkid Jamal Musiala as One of the Best Young Players in the World

  • Ex-Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino says Jamal Musiala is one of the best young players after his performance against Spain
  • Jamal Musiala was the stand-out performer in the heart of the German midfield as Germany played out a thrilling 1-1 draw against Spain
  • Germany will hope to book a spot in the World Cup knockout stages in their final group game against Costa Rica after a loss and a defeat so far

Germany's wonderkid, Jamal Musiala has earned plaudits from former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino following his performances so far at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 19-year-old forward was again one of the standout German players as the four-time World Cup champions played out a 1-1 draw against Spain on Sunday, November 27.

Jamal Musiala, Mauricio ;Pochettino, Germany, Spain, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup, Paris Saint-Germain
Jamal Musiala is participating in his first World Cup tournament with Germany. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein
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According to Daily Mail, Pochettino has now hailed Musiala as one of the best young players currently in world football alongside Spain duo Gavi and Pedri.

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“For me he is one of the best young players in the world with Gavi and Pedri. He's a massive talent.”

Musiala will hope to progress to the knockout round with Germany as Hansi Flick’s team seek their first win in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Costa Rica in their final group game.

Jurgen Klinsmann hails Germany’s Jamal Musiala

Meanwhile, Germany's World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann says Jamal Musiala is an outstanding player for the German national team at such a young age, Tribal Football reports.

Klinsmann says the 19-year-old midfielder is full of surprising elements and that he is not afraid of any opponent after his outstanding performance against Spain.

Musiala is playing in his first World Cup tournament in Qatar after being selected by Hansi Flick in his final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Kalusha Bwalya reveals why Musiala opted to play for Germany

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya has explained why Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala decided to play for Germany instead of Nigeria, where his father hails from.

Musiala was born in Germany, and his mother is German as well, but the footballer was raised in England from the young age of seven.

Despite being eligible to play for Nigeria, Germany handed Musiala his first national team call-up in 2021 and has so far featured in 19 matches for Die Mannschaft, scoring one goal.

Source: Sports Brief News