by Oliver Trust
BERLIN, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Bayern Munich's firework on transfers worth up to 140 million euros this summer might have pushed Jamal Musiala into the background.
The arrival of stars like Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt and the departure of Robert Lewandowski have dominated the headlines around the Bavarian side in recent weeks.
The 19-year-old somehow fell into oblivion after only having played a side role in his club's previous season.
Fans and pundits seem surprised after the midfielder has turned into Bayern's formative character for the start of the 2022-23 season.
Nagelsmann called his performance "world-class" after the Stuttgart-born player not only scored three goals in two games against RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt but turned into his side's game changer counting on exceptional skills to survive in tight spaces.
At first glance, he seems to benefit from a new tactical system relying on two offensive midfielders behind the front line equipped with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry.
But additional reasons seem to have triggered the youngster's upswing, most initiated by himself and his entourage.
Musiala is continuously delivering irresistible inspiring sparks for his side's defending and forwarding the game simultaneously.
Intensively studying books by motivational trainers, Musiala is optimizing his life as a footballer.
Coming along with his attempt to turn into an unstoppable force through mental training, he has worked on suitable sleeping patterns, strengthened his sprint and speed qualities, and adjusted his nutrition habits to his needs.
Instead of noodles, he covers his carbohydrate supply with potatoes and sets up strict sleeping rules. He shortened his summer vacation to update his quality.
The Bundesliga has rarely seen a player get along on a few square centimeters in the way he does since he worked on his physical presence.
The Bavarian club recognized the midfielder's value when it comes to international marketing efforts.
Musiala has become one of Bayern's icons in efforts to increase international attention and gain ground in foreign markets.
While on a promotion tour in the United States, the club published a daily diary in the name of his rising star called "What's up Jamal".
After a disappointing last season coming along with a painful quarterfinal defeat against underdog FC Villareal in the UEFA Champions League, Nagelsmann admitted it might have been a mistake not to have given the German international more playing minutes. ■