Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting will return to PSG with the Bayern Munich jersey on Wednesday (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. With joy but also a little bitterness.
PSG will cross paths with several acquaintances on Wednesday during their quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on the field of Bayern Munich (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1). There will be Kingsley Coman, executioner of his training club in the last final between the two teams, but also Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. The striker joined Bavaria last summer where he quickly won unanimous support in the locker room. As was also the case in Paris.
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Much appreciated by his Parisian partners, the Cameroonian international had also become one of the heroes of the historic career of PSG during the last edition of the Champions League by scoring the winning goal against Atalanta Bergamo (2- 1) in the quarter-finals. A revenge for the striker, ousted a few months earlier from the list of eligible players for the competition in favor of Marcin Bulka. The relaxation of the rules for Final 8 had finally allowed him to play again.
“He deserved to be taken more seriously”
But this episode left a bitter taste in the ranks of the Choupo-Moting clan. He weighed in the choice of the player not to continue in Paris, as the treatment of the club towards him.
“With what he did, he deserved to be taken more seriously, regrets his father, Just, in Le Parisien. But we did not feel more recognition in the club’s proposal. take the risk of being further removed from the list (of the Champions League, editor’s note), of hearing that he was there for his human qualities … In Germany, we do not boil it down to that. proof, no doubt, that he made the right choice. “
Since his arrival at Bayern, Choupo-Moting has been used as a complementary player behind the indefatigable Robert Lewandowski. He has scored five times in 25 games and could come into play, or even be established, against PSG in the absence of the Polish star.