Jamaal Musiala is the hottest name in European football.
The Bayern Munich sensation picked his international allegiance for Germany over England.
He is formerly a Chelsea academy product and also represented the Three Lions at various youth levels. He has been likened to Andreas Iniesta for his close control and creative ability in midfield and attack.
Musiala stressed on the difficulty behind his decision. He said, “I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will continue to beat.
“In the end I listened to my feeling that it was the right decision to play for Germany. Still, it wasn’t an easy decision for me in the end.
It was Joachim Low who had promised Musiala a regular spot in the German national team.
“I had a very good and honest conversation with Joachim Low,” Musiala revealed. “We met personally in Munich.
“At this meeting, Mr. Low showed me a very clear path for me in the national team. Mr. Low and Mr. Bierhoff were very interested in me, wanted to understand my motivations and to get to know me as a person. I was impressed with how well informed they were.
“Mr. Low worked out and analysed my playing style as well as my strengths and weaknesses very well and clearly. He also sees me in my strongest position in attacking midfield in the future and appreciates my qualities there. So I would definitely say that Mr Low, Mr Bierhoff, but also Hansi Flick and my teammates at Bayern had a positive part in my decision.”
He continued, “I was very impressed when I read that Serge Gnabry, Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich publicly stood up for me so much and spoke so positively about me. I have a huge amount of respect for their achievements at Bayern and the German national team and for them as people.
“Manuel is our captain at Bayern and the captain of the German national team. I can learn so much from the whole team every day. Joshua, Thomas (Muller), Lewy (Robert Lewandowski) and everyone else welcomed me to the team and made my start with the seniors so much easier.
“But I also have to say that my coach Hansi Flick encouraged me to make my own decision and that I could talk to him about the national team at any time. That also showed me that I am currently in the right place and on the right team.”