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World Cup: What a great player, he’s not scared – Klinsmann, Schmeichel hail ex-Chelsea schoolboy


Former Germany coach, Jurgen Klinsmann and ex-Manchester United goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel have hailed young German forward, Jamal Musiala as a great player.

Musiala is one of the best players so far in the ongoing World Cup tournament in Qatar and has continued to impress for Germany.

The youngster helped the European giants secure a draw 1-1 with Spain on Sunday night and keep their World Cup hopes alive.

Klinsmann and Schmeichel were impressed by the former Chelsea academy product’s performance, calling him ‘one of the most talented young players’ in the world.

Klinsmann told BBC One: “I think Musiala was the outstanding player for Germany. He’s full of surprising elements, he’s not scared.

“He is a fantastic young player…”

“Schmeichel added: “The one that really caught my eye was Musiala, what a great player he promises to be.”

Germany must win their next and final group game against Costa Rica to stand the chance of making the knockout stages of this year’s tournament. The former World Cup winners are lying third in the group.

Spain are leading the group on four points, followed by Japan on three points and Costa Rica also on three points after two rounds of matches.

Speaking about the teenager on SuperSport after the game, Zambian legend, Kalusha Bwalya, who gave the true facts about Musiala’s African origin, said, “His father is Nigerian, mother is German. Went to England when he was very, very young.

“And so he decided to play for Germany which delighted the Germans of course…”

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