“Not all records are made to be broken”. A maxim, borrowed from Karl Malone, still unknown to Mathys Tel. Transferred to Bayern Munich for 28.5 million euros, bonus included, during the last summer transfer window, this young 17-year-old striker, trained at Stade Rennais, has indeed had a sparkling start in his new colors and the idea to sweep away everything in its path hardly seems to frighten it. Aligned, for the first time, in the starting eleven of the Rekordmeister against Viktoria Cologne (3-0, D3 club) during the first round of the German Cup, on August 31, the native of Sarcelles had already scored the spirits. Decisive on a beautiful curled shot, he had thus become the youngest scorer of the Munich club in the competition. And this weekend, Bayern’s new nugget entered the club’s history a little more.
Present, at kick-off, in Julian Nagelsmann’s 4-4-2, when receiving VfB Stuttgart (2-2) on the occasion of the sixth day of the Bundesliga, he notably became the youngest player to be established in the championship. Thirsty for records and ready to do anything to shine in Bavaria, the French U17 international did not stop there. At 17 years and 136 days, he also became the earliest goalscorer in Bayern’s history in the Championship, dethroning his teammate Jamal Musiala (17 years and 205 days in September 2020). Found by Alphonso Davies, the Bavarian number 39 adjusted Florian Müller with a clear recovery and then made the 75,000 spectators present at the Allianz-Arena exult. A historic first congratulated by Hasan Salihamidzic, the sporting director of Bayern.
No one had realized such a thing!
“He is 17 years old but he has qualities that few people have in the world. In my opinion, he is the best talent in Europe in this position. He has the potential and the instinct to be great.”declared the leader of the German club, to Sports1before adding: “In training, he shows a lot of desire. He has all the skills required to impose himself at the highest level. If he continues to seize his chance and tap into his enormous potential, he will have a great future.”. A laudatory speech confirmed by his trainer, Julian Nagelsmann. “What I like most about Mathys is that he’s not afraid of anything. He is full of confidence, he likes to provoke his direct opponents in one on one, and if he ever does too much in training, his teammates bring him to his senses very quickly..
Still too little served by its partners, Tel stands out in any case as one of the revelations of this start of the season. In the midst of Sadio Mané, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller or even Jamal Musiala, the European U17 champion is already impressing and the Munich public is not mistaken. Acclaimed when it came out on time, Saturday afternoon, its first outings confirm, in any case, its ambitious speech made when it arrived in Bavaria. “FC Bayern is one of the best teams in the world. I am really looking forward to this great challenge and I will give everything for this club.”. On the other side of the Rhine, Mathys Tel is well and truly launched. And for him, one thing is certain, records are made to be broken. No offense to the emblematic strong winger of the Utah Jazz.
Born 27th April 2005 🗓️
Mathys Tel is now our youngest ever goalscorer in the Bundesliga 💎
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) September 10, 2022