Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala enjoyed his time playing with Germany this summer, but is already looking forward to a reunion with former boss Hansi Flick in the German national team.
“First of all, I’m really happy that Hansi Flick is national coach, and I’m really looking forward to working with him at the DFB. Hansi Flick is a great trainer and person. He communicates a lot and well with us players,” Musiala told Sport1. “Personally, I owe him a lot and we have a very good relationship. He made me a professional at Bayern, trusted me early on and encouraged me a lot.”
Musiala took some heat when he said he would have like to play more against England at the Euros, but he wanted to make sure that people knew he was not criticizing Joachim Löw.
“I am very grateful to Joachim Löw that he took me to the Euros and that I was allowed to play. I was very pleased that he trusted me. I was able to learn a lot and gain important experience. I just answered a question last week about whether I would have liked to have played longer at Wembley against England. Of course, I would have liked to have played longer there, because I was particularly motivated and had big plans in my old home. Wembley is very special and very special to me because of my past. Every player wants to play and be successful. But to clarify again...I certainly didn’t want to criticize Joachim Löw. I have a lot of respect for him. So everything is cool and relaxed. I will never forget these experiences that I had as a young player at the European Championships. And now I’m really looking forward to the new season.”