The Champions League game against Manchester United on Tuesday saw Bayern Munich get back to winning ways after a terrible defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt last Saturday. Die Roten also welcomed Jamal Musiala back in the starting after a month. The German midfielder was on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.
Musiala was not on the scoresheet against Manchester United, but he looked sharp on the ball. He helped Die Roten evade pressure from deeper positions with his close control and immaculate ball-carrying ability. The Bavarian faithful were relieved to see Musiala continue his good form despite spending a month on the sidelines.
The German midfielder is set for a big 2024 as he will play a key role in Bayern’s quest to win the Bundesliga and Champions League. Tuchel will hope that he doesn’t suffer any injury setbacks for the rest of the season.
Musiala has formed a very good understanding with Harry Kane in the final third for Bayern. The English striker has been impressed by what he has seen from Musiala since arriving in Bavaria during the summer transfer window. While talking to TNT Sports this week (via iMiaSanMia), Kane backed Jamal Musiala to become a world-class player if he continues to do what he is doing right now.
""He’s fantastic. Really good kid, really good mentality as well. Wants to improve. Wants to work hard. You saw out there tonight when he gets in those spaces, he is so agile, so quick. He drives with the ball and then plays a good final ball. All I would say to him is to keep working, keep trying to score more, assist more. But what is he? 20 years old? He has a great future ahead of him if he keeps doing what he is doing.""- Harry Kane on Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala has been outstanding for Bayern ever since making his debut under Hansi Flick during the 2020/21 campaign. He has steadily developed into one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe. It is a testimony to Musiala’s quality and performance that he is now first choice number ten at Die Roten ahead of Thomas Muller.
Along with excelling for Bayern, Musiala has also established himself as a key player for the German national team. He was the only shining light for Germany in last year’s World Cup. Ahead of the summer’s Euros on home soil, Germany will rely on Musiala to go deep in the competition.
Bayern considers Musiala to be part of their squad for the next decade. They are expected to soon open contract talks with the youngster. His current deal at Die Roten expires in 2026. The Bavarian faithful will hope that Die Roten agrees fresh terms with him sooner rather than later.
Musiala has the perfect environment in terms of senior players and coaches at Bayern to continue his development. If he keeps Kane’s words in mind for the rest of his career, he will definitely enjoy several individual and collective accolades with Bayern.