Having represented the Three Lions at the youth level, Bayern’s wonderkid has opted to turn out for the land of his birth at senior level, Germany.
Thomas Muller has supported his teammate's decision, he told theDaily Mail
: “I don’t know if we stole him!
“I looked at his bloodlines and there was no English blood in there!
“But we are very happy in Germany that Jamal decided for Germany. The set-up now, with his long contract to play in Bayern and decision for the German national team, fits very well.
“They keep me on my toes for sure [these teenagers] and they keep my body in shape. But I think the other way round. I keep them on their toes! And they have to know that when they start playing for Bayern, it doesn’t matter which age, they have to win. So they have no time …. ‘OK, so I take a look in the next few years and I watch the older players and have to learn’.
“That’s part of the process [of developing]… but [they need to think] ‘while I’m playing I have to do everything to win’.”