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Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala appreciates both Germany and England for helping mold him

Having to choose between the two countries for international play was no easy choice for Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala.

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Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala had a difficult choice to make for where he would play his international football. With Germany and England both in hot pursuit, Musiala eventually selected Germany and is now in his first international camp with the German national team’s senior squad.

When asked recently whether he felt more English or German in an interview with FCBayern.com, Musiala predictably talked about his comfort with both languages and cultures.

“I was once asked in which language I think and dream. Somehow it’s both: English and German. Both belong to me. I always spoke German with my mother at home,” Musiala said. “At the same time, I felt very comfortable in England, I made friends there, and I’m still in touch with many of them every day. We send each other messages and play on the Playstation. They’re also happy for me, with how far I’ve come.”

When trying to get a little insight into what makes the 18-year-old tick, the club website asked what makes Musiala upset. Showing his sense of humor, Musiala poked some fun at his siblings.

“Nothing in particular. Of course my brother and sister annoy me sometimes (laughs). No, I love them both very much. I’m just an easygoing, open-minded guy. And if I’m ever annoyed, it’s usually at myself. That happens more often (grins).”