Before facing PSG, Hansi Flick, the Bayern manager, admitted that Choupo-Moting, the former Parisian player, had given him some advice.
On Wednesday, Bayern Munich will host PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals. It will be the first clash between the two clubs since the Champions League final in August 2020 with the key, the victory of Bayern.
This meeting will also mark the reunion between Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and his former club. And this Tuesday, on the eve of the match, the Bavarian coach, Hansi Flick, was present at a press conference confessed that the Cameroonian striker had given him valuable information about PSG.
On his starting eleven
“It’s the day before the game, I’m not going to talk about my starting XI. I’ll see how it is tomorrow morning. Everyone was in training and will be able to play tomorrow. We have a certain idea but it’s still open. If I said my team and I change my mind. The team does not know who will play tomorrow. “
How to play against PSG?
“We are more compact in the field. Especially the defensive line and the two numbers 6 in front and the players on the wings. They are all very compact and try to close the spaces between the lines. It will be important tomorrow and we are focused on that. When we have the ball we act very well. Without the ball you can put a lot of pressure on your opponent. “
Do you have any players absent for this match?
“Marc Roca was injured and Serge Gnabry has a sore throat and will probably not be able to play. “
Is it a revenge for the final of the last Champions League?
“I don’t know about the opponent but for us it has nothing to do with it. It’s a new game, a new team and a new coach. Everything is different in Paris. We want to advance to the semi-finals and the final. We need to be very focused for this. This is our task. “
Did Choupo-Moting give you any advice on PSG
“Yes, I use players who come from other clubs to have a discussion and maybe learn new ideas or what we presented during our analyzes. Choupo is an important player for us. As a substitute he did not have an easy period but he showed all his quality against Leipzig. He is very important for the team because he is a great guy. He unites the team and that is also why we are happy to have him with us. “
On the future of Boateng
“I don’t want to comment on this before such an important game. I don’t know how the media know this. He had a very good season; last year too. He is very focused on his job. It is a good basis for performing well in the field. Having such players is good for a coach. I no longer want to comment on this question. “
On the season of Tanguy Kouassi
“Tanguy Kouassi hardly played for six months because of muscle problems. It’s barely ten days since he joined the team and we can make an impression. He is a very talented young player. And we all hope that he will show, without injury, his qualities with us. I think he has a lot of potential. We need to make him fit to play the next few years without injury. “