FC Bayern is currently without the services of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. After all, the attacker stayed with Cameroon at the Africa Cup until the very end. The fact that he only played a supporting role with the hosts during the tournament obviously caused a lot of frustration for the Munich player.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting actually wanted to lead Cameroon to the Africa Cup of Nations title as a top performer, but in the end the FC Bayern professional had to sit on the substitutes’ bench in the crucial games.
After the 32-year-old was completely without a minute in the quarter-finals against Gambia (2-0) and in the semi-final defeat against Egypt (1-3 pens), Choupo-Moting was in the final match for third place against Burkina Faso (8-6 nE) not even in the squad anymore.
However, the native of Hamburg was not injured. According to Cameroon sports journalist Marc Leonel Chouamo the veteran is said to have refused to appear again under coach Toni Conceicao.
“I am very disappointed and frustrated”
“I spoke to the coach (Toni Conceicao, editor’s note). I told him that I didn’t feel good mentally for the game because of all the things that had happened in the past few days,” said Choupo -Moting from portal”Sports News Africaquoted.
In the first four games, however, the Bayern professional still had a chance, but Choupo-Moting was denied a goal.
“I’m very disappointed and frustrated because I came to help the team win the CAN. And I deserve respect. The coach, on the other hand, showed me that he doesn’t count on me one hundred percent,” criticized the centre-forward Decisions by his coach: “I have no problem with my country, Cameroon. But with this coach, that’s no longer possible for me.”
At Bayern, however, Choupo-Moting accepts his backup role. After all, there is no getting past Robert Lewandowski in Munich.