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Valencia's USA midfielder Yunus Musah unsure of feelings facing England

Valencia's USA midfielder Yunus Musah admits he could be playing for England at the World Cup.

Former England youth international Musah was first called up by the USA in November 2020 but shortly afterwards Gareth Southgate revealed he still wanted the teenager to stick with England.

Musah suggested that the decision to represent the USA was also linked to a desire to play senior football more quickly, and acknowledged that he will have mixed feelings about facing England at Al Bayt Stadium.

“I played for England for a few years. I had a really nice time with them, I have a lot of respect for them, for everything they've done for me, but Gareth Southgate I never had any conversations with, no," he said.

“That decision was very difficult, because, as I said, I had a great time with England and that country did a lot for me, so when the time came to make the decision it was difficult.

“I made the decision because I was born in the US. That was one of the main things. Also I got the opportunity at such a young age, that was something that I wanted to take. It was great when the manager called me and gave me that opportunity.

“I don't think I know how I'm going to feel [facing England] that day. But it's a special game for sure because I've played for both sides and to be able to be on the pitch with both national teams that I've played with is special."



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