The winner of the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2017, Hugo Broos talked about his former player Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the columns of the Parisian. The Belgian believes quite simply that the international cameroonian has not the level to play in Paris.
In 29 matches at the head of the Indomitable Lions, from 2016 to 2017, Hugo Broos has used Choupo-Moting twice. This last was not part of the selection of cameroon that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 under the auspices of the Belgian. Pre-summoned, the one who was playing at the time at Schalke 04 had withdrawn himself before the competition, without explanation. Some rumors at the time spoke of a Choupo-Moting upset to have seen Benjamin Moukandjo be preferred for the role of captain.
In an article devoted to “the enigma Choupo-Moting”, the day after his incredible miss in the face of Strasbourg that earned him so much criticism and mockery, The Parisian has given the word to his former coach Hugo Broos. And the Belgian didn’t go of dead hand : “The level of PSG is too high for him, he does not have the qualities to play in this team. It is a good player to evolve into a club of more modest, not with players like Neymar, Di Maria or Mbappé”. Last September, Hugo Broos was already part in the Paris of his skepticism after the signing of Choupo-Moting in the PSG : “It was a good tactic, it does not lose a lot of balls, but his problem is mental. He doubts very quickly, and that may be why it has not been the course that we could hope for in terms of its potential. To me, his signature at PSG is a surprise and I think it will be difficult for him. There is still a difference in quality with the other players. This may be a too high level.”
Covered for the winter by his former coach, Choupo-Moting on the other hand has received the support of one of the present assistants of Clarence Seedorf in the selection of cameroon. A selection where the attacker parisian is now a captain and is part of the staff : “He has the mind to pass over the teasing, believes Joel Epalle. This action is not common and I can understand that it elicits as many comments but I find them to be exaggerated. I am convinced that we will quickly forget it. I would play straight away in order not to lose time and energy. If Eric knows he has the support of the group, this will strengthen his mind.”