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Champions League: Choupo-Moting, former Parisian and Munich menace

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Former PSG, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting occupies a vital place within the Bayern system and desires of doing harm on Tuesday within the Champions League on the Parc des Princes.

“I would not thoughts him scoring!” It was with this quick sentence at a press convention that Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann answered a query about Choupo-Moting, who in two years at PSG (2018-2020) had turn into one of many darlings of Parisian supporters.

At 33, the Cameroonian worldwide appears to have lastly discovered his place in Bavaria. In mid-February, he has already performed extra within the Bundesliga (838 minutes) than over the entire of the 2020-2021 season (810) and greater than double the entire of final season (381).

“He is in good well being, that helps him, he is assured. He is an essential participant for us as some extent of fixation in entrance, together with his again to aim, he is aware of the right way to use his bodily qualities”, praised Nagelsmann earlier than this spherical of 16 go to Paris.

“He additionally has attacking qualities within the 16m, to attain. He’s good at receiving crosses. We do not have many typical gamers within the field, Choupo is essential for that, Thomas (Müller) too”, added the Munich technician.

Barred from Bayern’s beginning 11 in his first two seasons by aim machine Robert Lewandowski, the Hamburg native appeared throughout the train as a alternative for the Polish worldwide, who left for FC Barcelona final summer time. after eight years beneath the colors of Bayern.

The Bavarian leaders didn’t recruit N.9 in the summertime of 2022 to exchange “Lewy” and Nagelsmann was capable of depend on Choupo-Moting, injured at the beginning of the season, on his return from the worldwide break on the finish of September.

Since then, magnetizing the opposing defenders, he panicked the counters: in 12 matches from the start of October till the World Cup, he scored 11 objectives and delivered three assists.