The former Bayern Munich man supported the club’s new signing to Robert Lewandowski and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Find out more!
Former Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchoff expressed an opinion about the Bavarian giants’ new transfer Eric Choupa-Moting.
Ultimately, he considers the deal “exceptional” as it will help both the club and the player.
Kirchoff believes that the Cameroon international has a lot of potential to showcase his skills at Allianz Arena.
Jan now plays for Uerdingen 05 in the 3.Liga. Subsequently, he shared the pitch alongside Choupa-Moting at both Mainz and Schalke.
Although, Choupa-Moting’s goals-to-games ratio is not out of the ordinary. But, Kirchoff trusts that his former teammate has an impressive set of skills.
What a comparison!
“Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is moving to FC Bayern. This may come as a surprise to many, but to be honest, it doesn’t surprise me. Rather, Choupo has arrived at a club to which he is a perfect fit given his skills,” the 30-year-old wrote in a column for Goal Germany.
“No exaggeration: It’s really crazy how good Choupo actually is. He has everything – he’s quick, understands the game, makes clever runs, he’s agile, technically strong, has good ball control and dribbling.
“The only thing that sets him apart from guys like Robert Lewandowski or Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his finishing consistency.”
In fact, Kirchoff says that the striker’s lack of selfishness stops him from achieving fame.
“In terms of character, Choupo is a very good guy, very positive, happy, satisfied person,” he added. “On the other hand, he might be missing that egotism that the likes of Lewandowski brings with them.
“At Schalke, for example, he was never the absolute go-to player he could have been with his skills. If you want to be the main man, you have to demand it selfishly, like Kevin-Prince Boateng or Klaas-Jan Huntelaar did.
“From Bayern’s point of view, the transfer makes perfect sense. With him, miracles are not expected. But at the same time, everyone who has worked with Choupo knows that he has great qualities.
“Just because Choupo never had the very best stats doesn’t mean that as a footballer he is worse than others.”