JAMAL MUSIALA had to make one of the toughest decisions in football – and he has upset some people with his final decision.
The Bayern Munich prodigy revealed England is “home” for him but revealed he will represent Germany at international level.
And after becoming Bayern’s youngest Champions League goalscorer in 2021, it’s understandable why both nations were keen to add him to their squads.
But who is Jamal Musiala and was he eligible to play for England?
Who is Jamal Musiala?
Jamal Musiala’s mother was born in Stuttgart, Germany and is a native of Germany while his father is of British-Nigerian origin.
Musiala, 20, moved to England at the age of seven when his mother began studying sociology at the University of Southampton.
Which allowed Jamal to answer his football call courtesy of Chelsea, who snapped up the attacking midfielder and sent him to study at Whitgift School in London.
Jamal spent eight years with the Blues before returning to Germany where he began blessing the Allianz Arena.
Could Jamal Musiala have played for England?
Musiala represented England from U15 to U21.
The talented prodigy was part of England international Aidy Boothroyd’s last two Young Lions sides.
This led England boss Gareth Southgate to believe that Musiala would almost certainly represent the Three Lions in the senior squad by the age of 19–20.
And Jamal could have been considered as the governing body of association football – FIFA says a player can play for a country of which he is a citizen.
what was said
Jamal Musiala had been torn between joining England and Germany on the international stage for some time.
However, his talks with former national coach Joachim Löw convinced him that going to Germany was the right path for him.
Musiala said: “England is my home. It’s difficult to find words for what England means to me because I have so many memories that come with very positive emotions.
“I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will keep beating.
“In the end I just listened to the feeling that kept telling me over a long period of time that playing for Germany, my country of birth, was the right decision.
“Nevertheless, it was not an easy decision for me.”
When will England play Germany next?
- Germany vs England takes place on Tuesday June 7th.
- The game starts at 7.45pm UK time – 8:45 p.m. local time.
- It takes place in the Allianz Arena of FC Bayern Munich.
- When the two teams last met, England won 2-0 at Wembley in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
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