Choupo-Moting focuses on Coup de France victory with PSG

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The Cameroonian center-forward hopes to complete his collection of titles with the Parisians

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting said he was keen to win the Coup de France when PSG face Saint-Etienne in the final at the Stade de France on Friday night.Football in France was canceled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Parisians declared champions for the third time in a row and ninth overall.

The French capital club are generally seen as favorites to sweep away domestic competitions, but that was not the case in the 2018-19 season where they lost 6-5 on penalties to Rennes in the Cup final. de France after finishing 2-2 in overtime before. withdraw from the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals after a shock 2-1 home defeat by Guingamp.

Choupo-Moting now wants to add the title to his two Ligue 1 titles.

“Winning the Coupe de France is a real goal,” said the Cameroonian international on the PSG website.

“We didn’t win it last season, like the Coupe de la Ligue. This year we have to win both. We will give everything to lift the two trophies. We want to play and win. These trophies are the only ones I miss here in France.

Choupo-Moting insists that PSG should not take Saint-Etienne for granted, saying they have earned their place by reaching the final which did not come by chance.

“I expect a team that will be 150% motivated. They know that we are the best team in France and it will be very, very difficult, ”continued Choupo-Moting.

“So they must have an incredible day. But anything is possible in football. We have to take this game very, very seriously. They still have a good team.

“You don’t reach the cup final by chance. You have to earn it. They struggled a bit in the league, but they can also have a very good day. So we have to take it very seriously and it will not be easy.

Choupo-Moting scored a brace off the bench within one minute in a friendly 7-0 win over Waasland-Beveren. He was clearly thrilled to step into the scoring act after scoring five competitive goals the previous season.

He’s also happy to see competitive football return, with a new Ligue 1 season kicking off on August 23 with PSG hosting Metz at the Parc des Princes.

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“First of all, it was our first game in four months at Parc des Princes with supporters and it was a great feeling, of course,” said the former Stoke City player.

“And then to score like that… every goal is important, every goal is beautiful, for a forward. But I think the first goal was really cool. And I like to see him also once or twice more. And yes, I’m glad I scored and that’s a good feeling, of course.

“Oh, that’s a great feeling. Absolutely. It has been a long time. I have never gone so long without playing football. I don’t think any professional footballer has ever had it: three and a half months. So I’m very happy to be back on the pitch, back with the guys.

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