Video: Choupo-Moting on Coming in as a Substitute and Scoring the Game-Winning Goal Against Atalanta

Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is the unlikely hero that Paris Saint-Germain needed. The capital club scored two goals in the late stages of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final match against Atalanta BC, with the 31-year-old scoring the game-winner. 

The Cameroon international spoke with the capital club’s website in their “#ASK” segment. Choupo-Moting touched on his emotions after scoring the goal that sent PSG into the semi-final.  

“My feeling after the goal? Frankly, it was just joy. They were incredible emotions. As it was the end of the game, I told myself that it could be the goal of victory,” Choupo-Moting said. “In addition, it was a match and a historic victory for the club’s 50th anniversary. The best memory of my career? It wasn’t the best goal, but it was a historic goal. For 25 years, PSG have not been in the semi-finals of Champions League, so it’s something special. So in this term, it is the most important goal of my career.”

Also, the forward talks about what he told himself before entering the game as a substitute.

“Frankly, when I entered, I said to myself that I wanted to bring something to the team. I had confidence in myself and the team. I felt great throughout the preparation,” Choupo-Moting said. “The semi-final of the Champions League? It’s a special moment. We are all very happy for us, the club and all of Paris. We will be ready for the semi-finals.”

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