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Bundesliga 2022/23: Jamal Musiala’s season ahead

Jamal Musiala is in his third season at Bayern Munich but is only 19 years of age. The teenager has had an impressive start to his career with the Bundesliga champions and is already a regular for Bayern Munich. Musiala has also already represented Germany at the senior level. The midfielder could not have asked for a better 2021/22 season which has made him one of the leading players at Bayern Munich.

The following visualisation shows where Musiala ranked for some of the key metrics when compared with the other U23 midfielders from Europe’s top five leagues.

Jamal Musiala predominantly played as a central midfielder but has also sometimes played on the wing or as an attacking midfielder. He is one of the most complete midfielders as seen in the visual above. His offensive numbers are quite strong – as he ranked above range for Goals per 90 minutes (92nd percentile), Assists per 90 minutes (98th percentile) and Shots per 90 minutes (92nd percentile). Even when he plays deep, he likes to get inside the box quite frequently (97th percentile for Touches inside the box). His creativity is also very good when compared with the other midfielders as he ranked in the 82nd percentile for key passes per 90 minutes. He is always on the lookout for the ball and is not hesitant to make those runs to the box – 87th percentile for Progressive runs. Defensively, his awareness for the game is his one of his biggest strengths and is not a frequent tackler.

Jamal Musiala has caught the eye of millions of football people already. The expectations of him will only continue to grow, but being at Bayern Munich should make him comfortable and relieve him of some of the pressure. He has already shown what he is capable of at a very early stage of his career. It will be interesting if he can continue to grow and establish himself as one of the best players at with German champions.