Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala is having quite a 2021 already.
With a new contract, an international call-up, and a spot on the roster of a major Bundesliga and Champions League contender, Musiala is riding high.
However, the 18-year-old is still riding in his mother’s car to get to work — despite putting in some studying to get his license.
“My mother drives me there and picks me up again,” said Musiala in an interview with FCBayern.com. “I am infinitely grateful to my parents. They’ve always supported me in everything and literally brought me all the way to Säbener Straße.”
Musiala is focused on getting his license at some point, but the youngster still has a bit more studying to do.
“I’ve started (working to get his license), but I still need a little time. I still have to do the first aid course and the theory exam,” said Musiala. “I often study for it when we’re on the bus. I’m looking forward to being independent and driving on my own.”
While Musiala credits his mother with actually getting him to training, the 18-year-old credits his father for where his prowess on the pitch came from.
“It must have. He was a good footballer himself, even if not at professional level. I started playing football when I was three, in front of the house with my father,” Musiala recalled. “We’d pass the ball back and forth, I’d have to dribble it out, or he’d go in goal. When I was four, I went to my first club, where I played with kids who were a year older.”
Even at four-years-old, Musiala was ahead of the curve.