The Bayern Munich player that idolizes Lionel Messi when he was growing up

A Bayern Munich player admits that Lionel Messi is his role model.

By Emmanuel Mendez

A crucial Bayern Munich player felt honored to be recognized by Lionel Messi.
A crucial Bayern Munich player felt honored to be recognized by Lionel Messi.
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Many young footballers have their favorite football players, depending on the era in which they grew up. Some have got the chance to play with or against their football idols. Lionel Messi is one of those football icons many players idolize based on his long career in football. Messi is one of the greatest players of all time, and some footballers have admitted to being starstruck about playing with or against him. One of the young players who admires him is currently one of the best young talents in the world, and Messi has thanked him for the recognition.

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Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala has busted into the scene in recent years as one of the best young talents in the world. He had shined for Bayern Munich and played his first World Cup with Germany in 2022. Musiala is a great dribbler who is capable of getting past multiple players quickly. This trait is similarly compared to other great dribbles like Bernardo Silva and Lionel Messi himself.

Musiala was nominated for the 2023 Kopa Trophy award in the recent Ballon D' Or ceremony. Musiala didn't win, but he received a special vote from Messi. In an interview with Philipp Kessler, Musiala reacted to Messi voting for him for the Kopa Trophy Award. Musiala said, "I thought that was a big honor. Messi was always my role model growing up. I always watched his games and admired him for his game."

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Musiala took inspiration from Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldinho with his dribbling

Musiala talked about how he was inspired by Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldinho when he was younger. Musiala said, "I always watched a lot of games and then copied the tricks and skills that I saw in the game in the garden or on the street with my father or while playing football with friends. I always had fun doing it, and that certainly helped me get my dribbling to a good level."

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