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Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller talks Jamal Musiala’s decision for Germany and how young players “keep him on his toes”

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Add Thomas Müller to the list of people that were thrilled when Jamal Musiala chose Germany.

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Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller knows the potential of Jamal Musiala, so when the 18-year-old decided to join Germany instead of England, Müller was one of the people celebrating the move.

Still, some English folks think that Germany might have pulled a fast on the Three Lions and Müller, of course, was there to poke a little fun at the situation.

“I don’t know if we stole him! I looked at his bloodlines and there was no English blood in there!,” Müller joked to the Daily Mail. “We are very happy in Germany that Jamal decided for Germany. The set-up now, with his long contract to play in Bayern and decision for the German national team, fits very well.”

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Thomas Müller was among the many happy Germans who celebrated when Jamal Musiala made his decision to play for Die Mannschaft.
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Musiala is one of a few youngsters on Bayern Munich’s roster and Müller credits those players with helping him feel young again.

“They keep me on my toes for sure [these teenagers] and they keep my body in shape. But I think the other way round. I keep them on their toes! And they have to know that when they start playing for Bayern, it doesn’t matter which age, they have to win,” Müller said. “So they have no time …. ‘OK, so I take a look in the next few years and I watch the older players and have to learn.’ That’s part of the process [of developing]… but [they need to think] ‘while I’m playing I have to do everything to win.”’