Jamal Musiala interview: 'It's an honour for me'

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The curtain is being raised on Europe’s biggest stage again. Jamal Musiala and his FC Bayern teammates visit Villarreal CF on Wednesday (21:00 CEST) for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final. The 19-year-old rising star, who has already racked up 33 appearances in all competitions - including six in the UCL - for Julian Nagelsmann’s side this season, talks in an interview about the special appeal of Europe’s premier club competition, the upcoming opponents and his preferred position. You can watch the full interview in the video.

Interview with Jamal Musiala


Servus Jamal, what goes through your head when you hear the UCL anthem?
Jamal Musiala: “It’s special. I’ve heard the anthem since I was a little kid. And now I’m out on the pitch listening to it, is just unbelievable and it’s fun. It’s an honour for me.”

What is it about the Champions League that makes it so appealing?
“The Champions League is one of the greatest competitions in the world. And it’s extra special for me because I’ve watched all the games since I was little. There are so many top players in the tournament- it’s amazing to watch and just fun to play in. It’s really special for me.”

What position do you prefer to play in?
“Just being out on the pitch is fun for me, it doesn’t matter where. But I’ve always been a bit further forward since I was young, for example out wide or as a number 10. I definitely feel best there. But every position is fun and I enjoy playing. I take it all with me and it’s good for my development.”

Alphonso Davies also did an interview on the Champions League and Bayern’s Spanish opponents:

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