Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made no secret of his frustration after Roten’s Champions League elimination.
Established by Thomas Tuchel in the quarter-final return of the LdC, Choupo-Moting did not weigh very heavily in the meeting against Manchester City, Wednesday at the Allianz Arena (1-1). Mute for more than a month, the attacker who was doing his return from injury after two weeks of unavailability failed to help his team recover from the deficit of three goals conceded in the first leg against the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium (3-0 defeat). An exit through the back door therefore for the Rekordmeister who was still in the running for a Cup-Championship-Champions League treble a few days ago.
Out on social media, the Cameroonian international (71 caps, 21 goals) showed his disappointment. “Thank you for your support (…) but elimination still hurts. We will keep our heads up and we will continue to work hard to be ready for next season.”he posted on Instagram.
🔴 Choupo Moting: “Thank you for your support (…) but elimination still hurts. We will keep our heads up and we will continue to work hard to be ready for next season” 🦁🇨🇲 pic.twitter.com/weJXzqJvAU
— GoTheLions (@GoTheLions) April 21, 2023
Openly criticized by Oliver Kahn, the chairman of the board of directors of Bayern Munich, for his honorable stats (17 goals in 29 matches) but however far from the standards to which the club was accustomed under the Lewandowski era, Choupo-Moting risks not playing the season as much next. Indeed, the six-time European champions are busy behind the scenes to recruit a world-class striker during the next summer transfer window. One year from the end of his contract, the 34-year-old should be content with substitute status.