Mateusz Musialowski cited Lionel Messi as his inspiration for a recent wondergoal. The Pole wanted to repeat the Argentine maestro’s magic.
Mateusz Musialowski caught some attention a week ago. He scored a sensational goal for Liverpool’s Under 18s, prompting over 10k likes on Twitter.
And it’s easy to see why it got the attention it did. Musialowski picks the ball up 40 yards from goal and proceeds to dribble past four players.
By the time he reached the penalty spot, he fired it into the top corner. It’s truly fantastic stuff from a player with real talent.
Musialowski only joined in August but the 17-year-old is busy making a name for himself. The winger has five goals for the U18s this season to go with two assists.
The standout goal, of course, being this one against Newcastle.
Liverpoolfc.com asked Musialowski about the goal and why he went for it. The inspiration? Lionel Messi.
“I just ran with the ball,” he said. “When I see the space, I just go for it.
“I have seen a lot of Lionel Messi goals like that, so I try to be like him and I want to repeat it!”
Well, we’re hardly going to complain if Liverpool’s youth prospects want to play like Messi. Especially when they’re actually succeeding.
Although, needless to say, Musialowski has to do that a lot more before we’ll actually compare him to the Argentine. We’ll settle for ‘first-team quality’ before we hope for any Messi-like ability.
And he’s now getting the chance to show how close he is to the first-team. Musialowski is one of 11 youth players ‘hand-picked’ to train in front of Jurgen Klopp this week, per the Liverpool Echo.
It’s an incredible opportunity and one that could see him at least on the bench – if he steps up alongside senior players. Any training goals like the one against Newcastle, though, and it won’t be long before we see him.