Jamal Musiala ran the show for Germany during their 4-2 win over Costa Rica but ultimately wasn’t able to prevent his team from World Cup elimination.
Heading into Group E’s final round of matches, the 2014 champions knew they needed to win and hope Spain avoid defeat against Japan.
However, Spain were stunned 2-1 by a spirited Japan side who ended up finishing top of the group.
Overall, it has been a poor tournament for Hansi Flick’s side, but Musiala announced himself to the world with yet another classy display.
With the score at 1-1 in the 67th minute, Germany were needing something to spark them into life as they chased the vital go-ahead goal. Musiala picked up the ball and drove towards the Costa Rican backline before cutting inside and unleashing a shot that agonisingly bounced off the post. It would have been the perfect goal to round off his stellar performance.
Player Rating: 8/10
Musiala was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet as he saw two of his efforts hitting the post. Despite failing to find the back of the net, the Bayern Munich star was still central to most of Germany’s good work. He completed 12 of his 18 dribble attempts.
What was said about his performance:
Fans were quick to sing Musiala’s praises on social media.
One fan said: “Jamal Musiala is definitely the next big football Star. Such a joy to watch.”
Another tweeted: “What an amazing talent this boy is, he's got a bright future ahead of him !!!”
Whilst a third added: “He's already one of the most talented players in the world.”
At just 19 years old, it is no secret that Musiala will be a star in the future, but he is showing that he can be the present for both his club and country.
Musiala is a silky player with a lot of qualities, if he can improve his finishing slightly, he will be unstoppable.
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