I would have no way to know if your clutch is "normal" or not without driving your car. However, VW does use hydraulic clutches (not a clutch cable). This does change the 'feel' a bit. The clutch uses the brake fluid system. Therefore, bleeding the brakes might help if the problem is air in the system. Do your brakes feel firm?
2009 Jetta SportWagen TDI
Candy White/Anthracite; Build date: 01/16/09; Buy date: 02/09/09
Coveted Three Pedal Version, Big hole in roof
Dieselgeek Shortshifter & Panzer Plate (my favorite & my smartest mods)
2MicronTech Pure Flow and Contain Flow CR fuel system modifications