Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting reflected on last season’s UEFA Champions League final run while with Paris Saint-Germain.
Choupo-Moting was part of PSG’s Champions League squad last season in what ended up being his last run with the club. The now-former PSG striker had a key role in the run, which included the late game-winning goal against Atalanta in the Champions League quarterfinals.
As Choupo-Moting detailed to Bayern Munich’s official website, it was a run to remember for the reigning Ligue 1 champions but in the end, Bayern deserved to the title in the end.
“At the time, it was a match of equals between the two best teams in Europe,” Choupo-Moting said. “Bayern deserved to win because they scored the one goal more. For me personally, our route to the final was simply superb, especially as my goal against Atalanta got us to Lisbon in the first place.”
Choupo-Moting also touched on what it was like being around the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
“In the end, superstars are just ordinary people,” Choupo-Moting said. “For outsiders, it seems different because you always see these characters in the spotlight. I’m a guy who gets along with everyone, I’m a fun-loving person and I’ve always remained myself.”
Now, Choupo-Moting and Bayern will be taking on PSG in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg next week. Choupo-Moting sees that the reigning Bundesliga winners can certainly eliminate PSG for the second straight season in this competition.
“Winning the title is the big goal of all of us here, you can see that every day at this club,” Choupo-Moting said. “We have a very good chance, but I think it’s harder to defend the Champions League than to win it, because everyone is chasing FC Bayern right now. We’re currently seen as the best team in the world.
“We won’t take PSG lightly.”
Both powerhouse clubs will be aiming for a second consecutive appearance in the Champions League semifinals.
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