By Jonty Banks

28th Nov, 2022 | 2:55pm

Mauricio Pochettino raves about Germany teenager Jamal Musiala after World Cup display v Spain

Mauricio Pochettino heaped gushing praise on teen-sensation Jamal Musiala after the midfielder starred in Germany’s draw against Spain at the World Cup.

The 19-year-old, who moved to Bayern Munich in 2019 from Chelsea, has taken the Bundesliga by storm in the 2022/23 season, scoring nine goals and setting up seven goals in just 14 appearances.

Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg reported in October 2022 that Liverpool were interested in signing the youngster as they look to rejuvenate an ever-ageing midfield at Anfield.

Pochetinno was left amazed with the Bayern Munich man after watching him as part of BBC One’s punditry team on Sunday 27 November.

He said: “For me, he is one of the most talented young players.

“He is fantastic, with Gavi, with Bellingham, Pedri. Massive talent. I think he is going to grow during the World Cup.”

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Musiala really could go all the way to the top of world football if he continues his rapid ascension.

The 19-year-old has been scoring goals for fun this season and has become one of the first names on both Germany and Bayern Munich’s starting lineups.

For both club and country, the midfielder has proven himself a powerful runner with the ball and strong enough to shrug off challenges and remain incredibly balanced with the ball at his feet.

During particular moments of Germany’s crunch clash against Spain, Musiala was able to fend off such challenges from Rodri and Sergio Busquets with ease and provide his side with a forward momentum few others could provide.

Considering the midfielder is not fully physically developed yet and is still maturing as a player, these are incredibly encouraging signs.

His scoring ability is also somewhat Frank Lampard-Esq – and although these are huge boots to fill, he is more than worthy of such praise.

In other Wonderkids news, Alex Lowry spotted training with Leeds United captain Liam Cooper during World Cup break.