At present, Jamal Musiala is likely one of the greatest capturing stars in Europe. After the 17-year-old bought enjoying time final season already and likewise travelled to the Champions League remaining event in Lisbon, he has been an integral a part of the FC Bayern squad since this season. Head Coach Hansi Flick appears to be satisfied of his offensive participant. His growth can also be adopted very intently in England. Though Musiala was born in Germany and lived there for a number of years, he lately made his debut for the England U21 nationwide workforce. Earlier than that, he performed of their U17, U16 and U15 and for the German U16. As a consequence of his time within the youth academy of Chelsea FC, he feels extra dedicated to English soccer. Both method, the younger expertise has a fantastic future forward of them.
Musiala is a really versatile participant who can play each single place in assault. Whereas he was used to enjoying as a central offensive midfielder in his youth, Flick traces him up as a left-winger. From this place, the younger Englishman can drift into the centre and shoot or create goal-scoring alternatives together with his robust proper foot. Subsequently, Musiala is used as an inverted left-wing. As we are able to see in his heatmap beneath, he’s not staying on the touchline however tries to float inside to get probably the most out of his creativity.
Musiala’s greatest power is his dribbling skill. He developed and improved his ball management throughout his time in Chelsea´s youth academy and now, is already the most effective dribblers within the German Bundesliga on the age of 17. Whereas having the ball near his ft on a regular basis, he retains his head up. Fast anticipation and intuitive response are wanted for his enjoying model. Subsequently, it’s practically not possible to cease him.
As we are able to see within the statistics beneath, Musiala is offering probably the most dribbles per 90 minutes this season (10,1). Including to that, 45,45% of his dribbles are profitable. A fairly good fee he can nonetheless enhance with time.
All in all, he supplies the fourth-most offensive duels per 90 minutes (16,53). Due to his slim physique, he generally has issues to win these duels. Nonetheless, his dribbling skill helps him rather a lot in these conditions.
One of the best instance of his dribbling skill is the next scenario. Within the DFB-Pokal match in opposition to Düren, Musiala proved his expertise dribbling out three opponents in their very own penalty field.
Evaluating his dribble statistics from the final two seasons to the statistics of his fellow offensive gamers at Bayern, Musiala offered probably the most profitable dribbles per 90 minutes (6,0) by far. However, on the similar time, he lacks shot creation as he solely offered 3 shot-creating actions. Nonetheless a strong fee however he might want to enhance these statistics by way of competing with the opposite gamers in Bayern´s squad.
A motive for his lack of shot creation is the very fact, that he’s enjoying as an inverted winger. As a substitute of making crosses, Musiala tends to float inside to shoot. It is a motive why he at all times needs to get into the opponent´s penalty field. By doing so, he’s offering a number of touches within the penalty space which results in harmful moments.
One instance is his purpose in opposition to Schalke 04 as he lower inside to attain together with his robust proper foot. It’s the similar process, Bayern legend Arjen Robben did from the opposite aspect to attain a number of targets together with his left foot.
This motion additionally impacts Musiala´s aiding output. All through the final two season, Musiala solely offered 0,12 assists per 90 minutes. For an offensive participant, this isn’t sufficient to play at such a excessive stage Bayern play.
Taking part in on the right-wing, Musiala would in all probability enhance his aiding statistics. However for Flick, he delivers extra profit to the match by enjoying as an inverted winger on the left aspect. So, the younger expertise might want to enhance his left foot in an effort to diversify his enjoying model. Then, he’ll have the ability to create extra crosses and robotically, extra targets.
In the mean time, Musiala is making an attempt to create goal-scoring alternatives in one other method. Most of his shot-creating actions are made in a deeper and central space on the pitch. As we are able to see within the picture beneath, Musiala usually drops deep to obtain the ball between the opponents offensive and midfield line. Then, he can drift inside and performs a sensible interface go.
Even when these passes demand plenty of technical skill and the proper contact, 87% of the 17-year-old´s passes are profitable. That is an exceptionally good fee for an offensive wing participant. No one from Bayern´s prime offensive gamers can sustain with this stat.
What Musiala lacks in aiding, he supplies by way of targets. Having an xG fee of 0,37 per 90 minutes, Musiala is concerned in 0,42 targets per 90 minutes. This fee is simply topped by Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry with each having the next xG as nicely. By receiving much more enjoying time, Musiala might be a purpose thread in Flick´s workforce.
Jamal Musiala is a reputation to recollect. On the age of 17, he has a number of areas to enhance. However, he’s already the most effective offensive gamers by way of dribbling and purpose scoring. By receiving increasingly more enjoying time throughout the subsequent two years at Bayern Munich, Musiala could possibly be the subsequent famous person within the workforce of the German “Rekordmeister”.