NOT solely are we entrusting them to develop our tremendous children, however now we’re nicking their prime skills off them too.
Jamal Musiala celebrates bagging the third objective as he loved an excellent first begin for the Three Lions U-21s, in a 5-0 win vs AlbaniaCredit score: Reuters
Bayern teenager Jamal Musiala capped a tremendous first-half show for England with this objective earlier than Eddie Nketiah netted twice after the breakCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
But the 17-year-old seems to have dedicated his worldwide future to England, or so stated Germany’s head of academy teaching final week.
And based mostly on the attacking midfielder’s thrilling first Below-21s begin, it might be a heck of a coup for Gareth Southgate going ahead.
Musiala was glorious, as have been all of Aidy Boothroyd’s Younger Lions, on this demolition of Albania to spherical off an virtually excellent Euro qualifying marketing campaign.
A flawless first-half efficiency noticed Musiala hit a tremendous third after shut pal Callum Hudson-Odoi and James Justin had struck.
Document-scorer Eddie Nketiah accomplished the rout along with his fifteenth and sixteenth Below-21s targets after the break, although he additionally missed a penalty.
Hudson-Odoi is two-and-a-half years older than Musiala however they attended the identical swanky personal college in Croydon and performed collectively in Chelsea’s youth system.
Musiala left the Blues for Munich final summer time, with Hudson-Odoi’s brother Bradley his agent.
He adopted the same path to Borussia Dortmund pair Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham – with whom he co-captained the England Below-17s – albeit with much less fanfare.
Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi slots England in entrance vs AlbaniaCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah rounds off a 5-0 win by finishing his second-half braceCredit score: Reuters
And after impressing boss Hansi Flick throughout Bayern’s treble-winning season, he has damaged into the primary staff, making eight appearances and scoring two targets this time period.
Derby’s Lee Buchanan and Doncaster keeper Josef Bursik additionally made their first begins right here alongside Musiala.
However defender Rhys Williams was dominated out by harm, including to Liverpool’s crock woes.
It was a comparatively previous head that acquired the ball rolling although as Hudson-Odoi ran at a retreating defence from broad and located the nook, thanks partly to some weak goalkeeping.
From then on Hudson-Odoi tormented Alabina’s backline, and poor right-back Albion Marku particularly, along with his tempo and ability.
The Chelsea wideman had fared properly in opposition to Andorra however he was electrical right here, suggesting he might lastly be again to his greatest after that horrible Achilles harm.
Buchanan is probably not a widely known identify in Derby but, not to mention the remainder of the nation.
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However the way in which the 19-year-old, who got here to the skilled recreation late, is quickly progressing it is probably not lengthy till he has outgrown the struggling Rams.
He caught the attention right here as he arrange the second in 27 minutes, racing down the left and firing in a cross which reverse wing-back Justin blasted house.
Leicester ace Justin spoke within the build-up of how Ben Chilwell took him below his wing final season on the King Energy.
This end had all of the hallmarks of a crisp Chilwell strike – albeit along with his proper foot.
Then got here the time for Musiala to step up.
The previous Germany Below-16 worldwide exchanged passes with Oliver Skipp earlier than confidently lifting the ball over Molla.
Albania’s confidence was shot and England piled on the distress after the break as captain Nketiah’s low strike made it 4.
He then noticed a spotkick saved that he himself had received, however made up for it quickly after when discovering the nook for 5.
Boothroyd’s aspect can look again on a tremendous marketing campaign the place the one factors they dropped got here in final month’s shock 3-3 attract Andorra.
But, because the ex-Watford boss properly is aware of, the true check begins in March when the Euros kick off.
Musiala will hope to be concerned. England followers ought to be delighted that he will be.