Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller has an eye for talent and he knows what the club has in Jamal Musiala.
“Already at the age of 18, Jamal has qualities that we can use straight away,” Müller said to Sport Bild (as captured Bundesliga.com). “At the level that Bayern have to perform at in every game, that’s extraordinary. His movement into space is super and he keeps the ball when he’s dribbling. He’s hardworking, willing to learn but also self-confident. The way he deals with everyday life in football allows him to repeatedly go into tight dribbles and decisive situations. He doesn’t do that in a foolish or naïve way, but always with an aim - and towards goal - and without fear of failure. It’s just fun to watch him play football. That of course goes down well with the fans. He’ll be an important player for Bayern in the future.”
Aside of Musiala, Müller said his well-publicized on-field relationship with Robert Lewandowski is getting even stronger.
“Over the years we’ve built up recurring processes and trust — we’re a well-practiced duo so to speak,” Müller said. “We both know how to score goals in the penalty area. There are no longer too many top attacking players who like to look for a ‘classic’ aerial battle in the area or who like to get a poacher’s goal in the six-yard box. Since we’re both at home in the penalty area, we know where the dangerous spaces are,” he said. “When you have the ball at your feet you can put yourself in the other’s shoes - you know exactly where you would like to receive the ball. We’re both reactive players so it just works. The understanding has got closer and closer.”