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

Eric Choupo-Moting believes Bayern Munich have a ‘very good chance’ of victory once they face Paris Saint-Germain they usually received’t take Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final conflict ‘lightly’.

Both groups confronted off final yr in the Champions League ultimate 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 at the Allianz Arena when Hans Flick’s aspect performs host.

Ahead of the crunch encounter, the Cameroon worldwide disclosed the Bavarians’ aim in the competitors.

Choupo-Moting advised the membership website: “The whole story is now circled back in quite a weird and quick way. At the time, it was a match of equals between the two best teams in Europe. 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. 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 joined the Bavarians on a short-term deal as a free agent last October which will expire at the end of the season.

However, the 32-year-old is hoping to continue his career in Munich after his contribution of five goals in 24 matches across all competitions so far this season.

“It’s enormous fun at this club. Everything I had promised myself beforehand from FC Bayern has been more than fulfilled,” he mentioned.

“Of course, it will be good to keep longer. I am going into coaching every single day with a smile. It’s an honour to play right here. This is a high vacation spot in European soccer. Every participant is aware of what he has right here. I’m tremendous completely happy.

“Munich is a fantastic metropolis, and since it has been an awesome match at the membership with my colleagues proper from the begin and my household feels comfy right here, every part is ideal proper now. My daughter was born right here; I can say that I’m so completely happy.

“The icing on the cake is sporting this shirt. Now, after the Club World Cup, all I want is a couple of extra trophies – and to get them, I’ll give every part.”

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