Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting says playing against Paris Saint-Germain won’t be an easy task.
The 32-year-old spoke to the media ahead of the much-anticipated Uefa Champions League quarter-final clash between the German champions and the French champions at the Allianz Arena next week Wednesday.
Bayern beat Mauricio Potchetino’s side 1-0 in the final of the continental competition last season and he expects them to come out for a win.
“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. Winning the title is the big goal of all of us here, you can see that every day at this club.
“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 – that means we’re the team everyone wants to beat.
“That makes it all the more important that we work together positively, having fun and, above all, keeping as a unit. We won’t take PSG lightly.”
Choupo-Moting’s future at the club is still in doubt with a few months left on his one-year deal. Coach Hansi Flick recently expressed his desire to extend the forward’s deal with the Bavarians, something the Cameroonian international also wants.
“It’s enormous fun at this club. Everything I had promised myself beforehand from FC Bayern has been more than fulfilled.
“Of course, it would be nice to stay longer. I go into training every day with a smile. It’s an honour to play here. This is a top destination in European football. Every player knows what he has here. I’m super happy.
“Munich is a beautiful city, and since it’s been a great fit at the club with my colleagues right from the start and my family feels comfortable here, everything is perfect right now. My daughter was born here, I can say that I am so happy.
“The icing on the cake is wearing this shirt. Now, after the Club World Cup, all I need is a few more trophies and to get them, I’ll give everything.”
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