‘I’m Sorry, I Thought I Was Offside’ – PSG Forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Attempts To Explain Astonishing Open-Goal Miss Against Strasbourg

Chris Wright

8th, April 2019


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As you’re no doubt aware, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting filed what might actually be the worst open-goal miss in all recorded, apocryphal and non-documented football history.

The PSG “striker” pounced on a goal-bound shot from teammate Christopher Nkunku to somehow prevent the ball from going in despite already being half-way over the Strasbourg goal-line at the point of contact…

You may think that there is no earthly defence for such ineptitude, but Choupo-Moting still did his best to exonerate himself after the game.

As quoted by GFFN, the Cameroon international told Canal+:

At the beginning I thought that he (Nkunku) was maybe going to give me a pass but he shot.

I thought that the defender was maybe going to take the ball and, after, I hesitated to take the ball, I asked myself if I was offside and everything went very quickly.

I touched the ball but it went onto the post and that is a real shame because I think that Nkunku’s effort was going in on its own.

I am sorry for that but we need to continue and keep our heads up.

“I’m sorry, my brain is made of room-temperature blancmange” would have probably sufficed.

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  1. Nuno says:

    Or “I was too eager to get the goal for myself”. Reminded me of Nani “stealing” a goal from Ronaldo against Spain, while being offside (granted, Nani did manage to put the ball in the net, but Ronaldo’s tantrum made that one memorable)

  2. The Clar says:

    I always laugh when shit happens to PSG, Citeh, Chelsea. They just don’t deserve to win because it’s not their money.

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