By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Mathys Tel discusses his development and status in the Bayern squad

Bayern Munich youngster Mathys Tel has opened up about his development and status in the squad.
In an interview with French publication L'Equipe, Mathys Tel has reflected on his development at Bayern Munich following his move from Stade Rennes in the summer.

The 18-year-old feels he has become a more mature player mentally, in terms of his decision-making and style of play.

Asked how he's changed since joining Bayern, Tel replied:

"In terms of maturity and experience. I manage to push myself when things get tough. It was a pretty quick change. When I first arrived, I wasn't used to this level. I put myself under pressure.

"At this level, you either adapt or 'die'. I told myself, "You're here because you have qualities, you have to have confidence. Now I can shout, encourage my teammates and speak German in training."

As for his status in the squad, Tel feels he has made a huge leap forward since arriving in Munich.

"I feel like all the other players now. The way I'm perceived has changed. My teammates talk to me a lot and give me advice. We've developed a relationship where I feel a lot of trust," said Tel.

"Joshua Kimmich, for example, is demanding of me. If I misplace a pass in training, he yells at me like I did something crazy. And right after that he comes over and tell me: 'You know I'm doing this for your own good, I want you to become a top player.'"

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