Rohr regrets Nigeria missed out on Bayern’s ‘Wonderful player’
Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr is disappointed that Bayern Munich’s former Chelsea starboy Jamal Musiala was not selected.
Musiala, who was born in Stuttgart to a German mother and a Nigerian father, qualified for the Super Eagles through his father, but chose to devote his international future to Germany.
Nigeria was the only country he didn’t play for at any level out of the three countries he was eligible to represent before joining the four-time world champions.
Musiala became a talisman for Bayern Munich’s junior teams after leaving Chelsea just two years ago and was immediately promoted to the first team.
The 18-year-old has nine senior caps for Die Mannschaft, scoring one goal in his most recent encounter against North Macedonia. He is a member of Germany’s roster for the 2020 European Championship.
David Alaba and Joshua Zirkzee are two more Nigerian-born footballers who spent time in the Bayern Munich youth before breaking into the first squad.Speaking on the success of the Bayern Munich academy, Rohr says: “They built a campus. I was there yesterday for the U19 match. 85 million euros, they made an investment for the young, for the future.
“Musiala is coming from here. Musiala I have the regret, he could also play for Nigeria but he decided to play for Germany. Wonderful player.
“They also have Alaba from this campus.”VfL Neckarau academy product Rohr was a teenager when he joined Bayern Munich, where he spent two years, before spells at Waldhof Mannheim, Kickers Offenbach and Bordeaux.
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