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Euro 2024: Nagelsmann hails ‘brilliant’ Musiala as Germany reach last 16

Jamal Musiala has been one of the standout stars of Euro 2024 after a match-winning display against Hungary.


Julian Nagelsmann hailed “brilliant” Jamal Musiala after another starring display in Germany’s 2-0 win over Hungary at Euro 2024.

The Bayern Munich youngster was heavily involved with a goal and an assist as the Germans sealed their place in the knockout stages with a gritty win.

It follows a goal-scoring display in their first game against Scotland which saw him become the first 21-year-old to score in his first two games at a European Championship.

Nagelsmann said: “He did brilliantly in both games, not only the two goals but every situation in our offensive possession is tough for the opponent to defend.

“It’s important for him to not deal with the pressure, to just use his capability to solve his offensive one on one situations.

“He should just play like he’s on a small pitch anywhere in Germany or England, it doesn’t matter. He should just play football with his friends.

“He shouldn’t think about the pressure, he’s just brilliant playing football.”

Germany weather the storm

After Musiala put Germany ahead in the first half, Ilkay Gundogan bagged Germany’s game-sealing goal in the 67th minute after having to survive plenty of scares from an impressive Hungary side.

After riding the storm, Germany are safely through to the knockout stages on home soil and Nagelsmann is pleased with the strides his side have taken in the last eight months.

He added: “There were moments we had to persevere, but that’s a process of maturing.

“In October, we wouldn’t have won the match today 2-0. On this level, you have to remain stable.

“They were a very uncomfortable opponent, but we remained stable in most situations.

“You have to win a match like this first, and we managed to do that.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with experience writing for national title, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.