Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala has finally made a decision between picking Germany and England as his national side.
Jamal Musiala has seen his stock rise over the past year and was the talk of the day after Bayern’s 4-1 win over Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The teenager scored in the Champions League against Lazio on Tuesday and is one of the most exciting young talents in world football.
Musiala also became the youngest English player to score in the Champions League and the second-youngest player to score in the knockout stage of the competition.
The 17-year-old was born in Stuttgart but lived in London for eight years and played for England Under-21s last year.
Musiala qualifies for both nations, and Gareth Southgate was keen for him to play for England. However, he has revealed he has chosen to represent Germany.
It was a tough decision for the youngster but he explained why he opted for the 2014 World Cup winners.
“I’ve thought about this question a lot,” said Musiala as per The Athletic.
“What is best for my future? Where do I have more chances to play? In the end, I just listened to the feeling that over a long period of time kept telling me that it was the right decision to play for Germany, the land I was born in. Still, it wasn’t an easy decision for me.”
Regardless, Musiala says he would always have a soft spot for England.
“England is home for me. It is difficult to find words for what England means for me because I have so many memories connected to very positive emotions.
“I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will keep on beating.”