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PSG striker Choupo-Moting apologises after Ligue 1 title-postponing miss

6:58 PM IST 08/04/19
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting PSG
The Cameroon international's unfortunate intervention denied the Parisians the chance to lift the French top-flight title on Sunday

Paris Saint-Germain forward Eric Choupo-Moting has apologised for his horror miss in their 2-2 stalemate with Strasbourg.

The former Stoke City player who opened the scoring on his sixth Ligue 1 start had an opportunity to grab a brace, but inexplicably blew the chance.

Christopher Nkunku’s chipped effort was going in until the 30-year-old, bent on guiding the ball in, took a bad touch on the goal line to see his effort hit the post.

The miss denied Thomas Tuchel’s men a chance to win the trophy at the Parc des Princes on Sunday and the Cameroon international feels sorry for his action.

"I thought Nkunku was going to give it to me - and that I thought the defender was going to get it,” Choupo-Moting said.

"I wondered if I was offside and it all happened very fast. I touched the ball, it hit the post and, well, it's a real shame because the ball was going in, Sorry about that."

Manager Tuchel also reacted to the incident, saying: "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."

PSG are on 81 points from 30 games and a draw against second-placed Lille next Sunday will crown them Ligue 1 champions.