Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is eager to find PSG on Wednesday (9 p.m. exclusively on RMC Sport 1), in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, he who wore the Parisian jersey last summer, before joining Bayern Munich , winner of Paris in the final of the previous edition.
It’s the match of the year for PSG. The long-awaited revenge against Bayern Munich, which deprived him of his European dream in the final of the previous edition. “Everyone in football is looking forward to this match,” said Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, transferred to the Bavarian club last summer, after the final lost by Paris Saint-Germain. The Cameroonian international could compensate for the packages of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, by starting on the lawn of the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. And so cross swords on the field with those who were still his teammates a few months ago.
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“It’s the revenge of the Champions League and a special match for me because I played for the opposing team for two years, he recalls in a video published by Bayern on the sidelines of this shock. Today I’m 100% a Bayern player and I want to win this game. It’s a crazy story. Nobody could have expected that we would play against each other so soon . And if I had had the choice, I would have preferred it to be in the final. But I can’t wait to see the guys again. A few wrote to me, “Hey, we’re gonna meet again. Get ready! ”As a joke, I told them,“ Get ready too! ”
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“They are great guys and if we talk about their quality it is obviously exceptional, without a doubt, he adds. They have incredible individual quality and it was fun to play with them. I didn’t. need to give big advice. When you play against each other at this level, everyone knows exactly what they’re up against. ” Liner Lewandowski, the German-Cameroonian Choupo-Moting was not unworthy when his chance was given to him. He has scored twice already in the Champions League, against Lokomotiv Moscow in the group stage and against Lazio Rome in the round of 16.
“Choupo is an important player for us. As a substitute he did not have an easy period but he showed all his quality against Leipzig. He is very important for the team because he is a great guy. He unites the team and that is also why we are happy to have him with us “, rejoiced Hansi Flick on the eve of this match. Whether in Paris or Munich, the personality of the attacker is unanimous. But it is in the opposing camp that he will play tonight, with the firm desire to eliminate his former partners.