Valencia midfielder reveals why he chose USA over England
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Valencia midfielder reveals why he chose USA over England

18-year-old Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah has revealed why he ignored England for the USA on an international level.

Musah represented England at the youth level and has even been described as Paul Pogba-like by his former U17s boss Steve Cooper but after leaving Arsenal for Valencia in Spain last year, he has now opted for a change at the international level too.

The player gave a sterling performance in their 2-0 win over Jamaica on Friday night and speaking to CBS Sports via Tribal Football after the game, he revealed that he had no regrets in snubbing England.

“It (the game) was a mixture of things. I'm really into the project we have of building this team, this new identity and trying to change the view of American soccer in the world. That really inspired me and was one of the things I really wanted to be involved in," he said.

The player rejected a chance to sign a pro deal at Arsenal in the summer of 2020 in favor of a switch to LaLiga and the decision seems to have paid as he has featured six times for the club this season, following on from his 34 appearances last season.

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