Jamal Musiala has admitted that he was very nervous before his first training session at Bayern. In the end, he was helped by a player who is now on loan in Italy.
“The evening before, I checked my alarm clock six or seven times so that I didn’t oversleep. I didn’t sleep much either,” Musiala said in an interview with the members’ magazine 51.
When he got into the cabin, “nobody was there because there was a meeting. I didn’t dare to sit down anywhere, at someone else’s seat.” That’s why he “just stood around and waited – until Joshua Zirkzee came and helped me.”
Even before his substitution in the Club World Cup final against Tigres, the 18-year-old was excited – although he had already made his professional debut. “Then your heart rate starts to get a little bit up,” he recalls. “But I train every day to be ready for a moment like this, also mentally. When I’m on the pitch, I just have fun, want to have the ball and play. I have a clear head and don’t feel any pressure. “
Musiala has already made 30 competitive appearances this season, in which he scored four goals. He last signed a contract with the German record champions until 2026. In addition, the offensive midfielder was nominated for the first time by national coach Joachim Löw in the German national team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.