Musiala stunned by rapid rise
Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala admits he sometimes has to "pinch himself" after rising up the ranks to first-team football aged just 18.
The teenager is one of the most prodigious talents in Europe and his team can be backed at 4/1 to win the Champions League this season.
Instant impact from Musiala
Musiala made his debut in June 2020 and has not looked back since, scoring 11 times in 48 senior appearances for his club, leading to an international tug of war for his services.
Despite being born in Germany, he has a British-Nigerian father and he represented both England and Germany at youth level.
However, he opted to declare for the latter and made his debut in March this year, before becoming the youngest German to feature in an international tournament when he appeared against Hungary at Euro 2020.
It's crazy how quickly it has all happened.Jamal Musiala
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Musiala produced another special moment on Monday, scoring his first goal as Die Mannschaft sealed their place at the World Cup next winter with a 4-0 triumph away at North Macedonia.
When asked about his meteoric ascent up through the game, the Stuttgart-born attacker says he has worked on keeping level-headed in order to perform.
Rapid rise is "crazy"
"It's crazy how quickly it has all happened. Sometimes I need a few minutes to get my head around it all," Musiala said.
"From an early stage, I worked on being mentally prepared for matches. That gives me a solid base. I still get nervous before games, but am very calm on the pitch."