Jurgen Klinsmann, Mauricio Pochettino and Peter Schmeichel hailed former Chelsea academy star Jamal Musiala as he continued to impress for Germany at the World Cup.
Musiala helped Germany draw 1-1 with Spain on Sunday night and keep their World Cup hopes alive, although Hansi Flick’s side will still need to beat Costa Rica in their final group game to progress to the knockout stages.
Following Germany’s vital draw with Spain, former Germany boss Klinsmann told BBC One: ‘I think Musiala was the outstanding player for Germany at such a young age. He’s full of surprising elements, he’s not scared.
Following Sunday’s games, Spain sit top of Group E with four points out of a possible six. They face Japan in their final group game, who followed an incredible win over Germany with a disappointing defeat to Costa Rica.
‘At the end of the day, the result is a fair reflection of what we’ve seen today. Two of the best teams in the footballing world and Germany very much improved from what we saw against Japan.
‘They looked solid in the way they defended and in control up against a team who humiliated Costa Rica. We didn’t see any opportunities like Spain had against Costa Rica today.’
‘Once they get past the group stage we all know that it becomes a different tournament for the teams and they approach it in a different way. There’s every opportunity to improve.’