Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has established himself as a striker at Bayern Munich. His predecessor Robert Lewandowski can’t help but tease.
Munich/Barcelona – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made Bayern Munich forget Robert Lewandowski. What hardly anyone expected at the start of the season, when many critics yearned for a goalscorer, has become reality. The Cameroonian not only scores goals like clockwork.
Choupo-Moting is better than Lewandowski and trumps his predecessor. The Pole doesn’t seem to like his successor’s top form at Bayern – he can’t help but tease.
|Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting|
|Born: March 23, 1989 (age 33 years), Altona district, Hamburg|
|Contract until: 30/06/2023|
|Statistics at FC Bayern: 29 goals (9 assists) in 74 games (as of November 14)|
FC Bayern: Robert Lewandowski downplays Choupo-Moting’s performance
Choupo-Moting has scored in eight of Bayern’s last nine games. The born Hamburger was also successful again in the 2-0 win over Schalke. His current pace is better than that of his prominent predecessor in the Bayern storm: Robert Lewandowski averages goals every 84 minutes, Choupo-Moting every 76. This has not gone unnoticed by Lewandowski, who is now scoring in Barcelona.
“If a team plays well, it’s also easier for strikers. He’s scored a few goals now and he’s in good shape. I know him, he’s a good guy and he’s having a great time at the moment,” said Lewandowski foosball-Interview. The Pole explains Choupo-Moting’s top form to the strong performances of his teammates. Lewandowski himself benefited from the templates of Müller & Co.
FC Bayern: Lewandowski teasing against Choupo-Moting
Lewandowski, who scored 18 goals in 19 appearances for Barcelona, apparently doesn’t believe Choupo-Moting can maintain this form in the long run. “I like that he has scored a few goals now, but the season is long,” said Lewandowski. “I can only wish him the best and hope he can maintain this form for the rest of the season.”
Lewandowski doesn’t seem too convinced of Choupo-Moting. It is quite possible that it bothers the two-time world footballer that FC Bayern is currently so successful without him with another striker. Unlike Lewandowski and his new club Barcelona, Bayern and Choupo-Moting are in the last 16 of the Champions League. (ck)