‘I missed much more than you this season’: Kylian Mbappe sends supportive message to Eric Choupo-Moting after former Stoke striker’s shocking miss against Strasbourg
- Paris Saint-Germain missed their chance to tie up the Ligue 1 title on Sunday
- Eric Choupo-Moting was handed a rare start but had a night to forget in Paris
- The Cameroon international stopped the ball on the line when trying to score
- Team-mate Kylian Mbappe put out a message of support on Instagram
The former Stoke striker was handed a rare start for Thomas Tuchel’s side when they faced Ligue 1 strugglers Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes.
Victory would have seen the capital club wrap up the title, and Choupo-Moting got his side off to the perfect start when he opened the scoring after 13 minutes.
Christopher Nkunku dinks the ball over Matz Sels and watches it edge towards the goal
Choupo-Moting attempts to put the ball in himself but inexplicably hits the post
He stopped his team-mate’s effort on the goal line and managed to divert it onto the post
Things took a turn for the worst however, when the striker was presented with the chance to restore his side’s lead after Nuno Da Costa had pegged them back.
Christopher Nkunku dinked a shot past the Strasbourg keeper that was goalbound and sailing over the line, when Choupo-Moting decided to intervene.
Looking for his second of the evening, he attempted to tease the ball over the line, but only succeeded in stopping the ball right on the goal-line, much to everyone’s amazement.
It was a moment that ultimately stopped PSG claiming their eighth Ligue 1 crown on the evening, but despite the howler, Mbappe – who replaced Choupo-Moting in the second half – was keen to show unity with his fellow forward.
Kylian Mbappe has come out in support of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate after his mistake
Tagging his team-mate in an Instagram post, Mbappe wrote: ‘Shame about the title tonight, we tried to do what we could.
Big up to Choupo-Moting. I have missed a lot more than you have this season, we stay united as a group and we will support you until the end.’
His boss Tuchel also offered his support after the game on Sunday evening. He told reporters: ‘I think he’s lacking confidence. He’s not here to start every game but he is at the moment because we have a lot of injuries.
‘It’s not his role. He’s a great substitute.’
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