Game Day Word | This Choupo decision really hurts – BUNDESLIGA

It is well known that looking into the past and asking “what would have happened?” is not worthwhile. Nevertheless, from time to time we imagine how certain things might have gone differently.

If you look at what Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (33) has been doing at FC Bayern lately, it’s such a moment again. The striker snaps and snaps, scoring in the seventh competitive game in a row in the 3-2 win at Hertha BSC. The Munich team only knew that from Robert Lewandowski. He currently has ten goals in 14 competitive games.


Crazy scenes in the penalty area
Bayern’s best goal didn’t count!

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In this form, Choupo-Moting would also have been one for Hansi Flick’s (57) World Cup squad. WERE, because after the native of Hamburg had gone through several youth national teams of the DFB, he decided in 2010 for Cameroon, his father’s home country. A decision that hurts brutally afterwards, especially against the background of the injury-related World Cup for Leipzig striker Timo Werner (26).

Fortunately, Hansi Flick has a few good alternatives for Werner. Niclas Füllkrug (29) from Werder Bremen, for example, who was recently explicitly praised by the national coach in “Stern”: “We see that Niclas has skills that can enrich our game. In general: A tall, athletic forward in the penalty area would make our attacking game more variable.” Füllkrug also scored a goal in Werder’s 2-1 win against Schalke and now has ten goals this season.

In addition to Füllkrug, BVB youngster Youssoufa Moukoko is also repeatedly brought into play for the World Cup squad. It’s amazing what the only 17-year-old from Dortmund can do this season. He scored twice in the 3-0 win against Bochum and is now the youngest player in the Bundesliga with ten goals! The previous record holder was Florian Wirtz, who scored his tenth goal at the age of 18 years and 145 days. Moukoko is only 17 years and 350 days old.


25 years later!
Moukoko copies Dortmund’s goal of the century

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Will Moukoko’s goals against Bochum bring him even closer to Qatar? It remains exciting until the squad nomination on November 10th, because, among other things, the Wolfsburg player Lukas Nmecha (23) is still given chances. But maybe Flick will conjure up someone completely different out of the hat.

We will definitely meet Choupo-Moting again at the World Championships. Then unfortunately in the “wrong” jersey.


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