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‘It’s tougher to defend the Champions League title than to win it’ – Bayern Munich’s Choupo-Moting cautious of PSG

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Eric Choupo-Moting believes Bayern Munich have a ‘superb likelihood’ of victory after they face Paris Saint-Germain and so they received’t take Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final conflict ‘calmly’.

Each groups confronted off final yr within the Champions League remaining for the coveted European trophy and Bayern Munich got here out victors with a 1-0 win in Lisbon.

Choupo-Moting was a member of the PSG group final yr, and he’s set to face his former membership on the Allianz Enviornment when Hans Flick’s aspect performs host.

Forward of the crunch encounter, the Cameroon worldwide disclosed the Bavarians’ objective within the competitors.

Choupo-Moting advised the club website: “The entire story is now circled again in fairly a bizarre and fast means. On the time, it was a match of equals between the 2 greatest groups in Europe. Bayern deserved to win as a result of they scored the one objective extra.

“For me personally, our path to the ultimate was merely very good, particularly as my objective towards Atalanta acquired us to Lisbon within the first place. Successful the title is the large objective of all of us right here, you’ll be able to see that each day at this membership.

“We’ve got an excellent likelihood, however I believe it is tougher to defend the Champions League than to win it, as a result of everyone seems to be chasing FC Bayern proper now. We’re at the moment seen as the very best group on this planet – which means we are the group everybody desires to beat.

“That makes it all of the extra necessary that we work collectively positively, having enjoyable and, above all, holding as a unit. We cannot take PSG calmly.”

Choupo-Moting joined the Bavarians on a short-term deal as a free agent final October which is able to expire on the finish of the season.

Nevertheless, the 32-year-old is hoping to proceed his profession in Munich after his contribution of 5 objectives in 24 matches throughout all competitions to date this season.

“It is monumental enjoyable at this membership. All the things I had promised myself beforehand from FC Bayern has been greater than fulfilled,” he stated.

“After all, it could be good to remain longer. I am going into coaching each day with a smile. It is an honour to play right here. This can be a high vacation spot in European soccer. Each participant is aware of what he has right here. I am tremendous glad.

“Munich is a phenomenal metropolis, and since it has been a fantastic match on the membership with my colleagues proper from the beginning and my household feels snug right here, every part is ideal proper now. My daughter was born right here; I can say that I’m so glad.

“The icing on the cake is sporting this shirt. Now, after the Membership World Cup, all I would like is a number of extra trophies – and to get them, I am going to give every part.”

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