Jamal Musiala, the talented player from Bayern Munich, has expressed how beneficial Harry Kane’s arrival at the team has been for his own performance. Kane, who transferred from Tottenham for a whopping £100 million, has been outstanding since joining. He currently holds the title of the highest goal scorer in the Bundesliga, netting an impressive 18 goals in only 13 matches, while also contributing with five assists. In the upcoming Champions League match against Manchester United, Kane aims to increase his goal count, having already scored four goals in the tournament. Musiala expressed his gratitude for the valuable lessons he has gained from Kane, particularly in refining his finishing skills and strategic positioning to exploit defensive gaps. He also commended Kane’s adeptness in locating the perfect pass and supporting his teammates. Musiala recognizes himself as fortunate to have the privilege of playing alongside a player as exceptional as Kane.
In contrast, while Kane boasts extensive experience as a forward, Musiala represents one of the most promising young talents in Europe. His exceptional performance earned him the honorable second place in the prestigious Kopa Trophy’s voting, an award exclusively dedicated to players under the age of 21. Musiala and Bellingham, the recipient of the award, have both shared the field in England’s youth level and have also competed against each other in the Bundesliga.
Musiala discussed the intense nature of their on-field clashes but also highlighted their strong bond outside of the game. He commended Bellingham’s impressive displays at Real Madrid and shared that they maintain regular communication.
Bayern has already guaranteed their spot in the Champions League’s last 16 as group champions. Conversely, Manchester United requires a victory at Old Trafford to potentially advance to the knockout rounds. According to Musiala, Bayern’s determination to secure victory in the upcoming match is heightened, particularly due to their disappointing 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Considering the defeat, Musiala openly acknowledged that Bayern’s level of effort and performance did not meet expectations. He recognized that such weaknesses can prove detrimental when facing formidable opponents. Nevertheless, Musiala views the upcoming game against Manchester United as a chance to recover and rectify their previous shortcomings. TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate will provide live coverage of the highly anticipated match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.