Mistakes are human, especially in sports! - Choupo-Moting opens up after shocking miss
Paris Saint-Germain forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting hopes his critics "find their peace" after dealing with the backlash following his shocking miss against Strasbourg.
Having put the capital club 1-0 up on Sunday in Ligue 1 action, the forward inexplicably stopped Christopher Nkunku's goal-bound shot going in, blocking the ball onto the post.
Strasbourg capitalised on the reprieve to score twice before the break, though PSG avoided an embarrassing defeat in the French capital thanks to a header from substitute Thilo Kehrer.
Choupo-Moting apologised for his unnecessary intervention after the game and, writing on Instagram on Wednesday, he revealed his desire to move on from the error while promising to give his all for the cause.
"Ups and downs, that's life," he wrote. "I can't change what happened but I will try to do better! I am sorry for those I disappointed but mistakes are human, especially in sports!
"It's sad to see how negative things are pushed, especially by the media and brainwashing people's minds.
"I really like our club, PSG, and it was a wonderful feeling to score in front of you supporters. Unfortunately after that I made the big mistake and all was forgotten!
"I hope that those haters who are insulting me feel better now and find their peace and happiness in their own life!
"For those who are always supporting me or just understanding that mistakes can happen... I wanna say thank you and big respect. I will continue to give everything."
La vie est faite de hauts et de bas ! Je ne peux pas changer ce qu’il s’est passé mais ce qui est certain c’est que j’essaierai de faire mieux ! Je tiens à m’excuser auprès de ceux que j’ai déçu, l’erreur est humaine et surtout dans le milieu du sport. C’est triste de voir à quel point les médias mettent beaucoup plus en avant le négatif. J’aime vraiment notre club @psg , et c’était vraiment super de marquer devant vous, nos supporters #collectifultrasparis .Malheureusement après ça, j’ai fait cette grosse erreur et on a tout oublié . Aux « haters » qui m’insultent : J’espère que vous vous sentez mieux maintenant et que vous avez trouvé la paix et le bonheur dans vos vies. Pour ceux qui me soutiennent toujours ou comprennent que des erreurs peuvent arriver ... Je tiens à vous remercier, big #respect Je continuerai à tout donner /// /// Ups & downs , thats life ! I can’t change what happened but for sure i will try to do better ! I am sorry for those I disappointed but mistakes are #human, espescially in sports! Its sad to see how negative things are pushed ,especially by the medias and brainwashing people’s minds.I really like our club @psg and It was a wonderful feeling to score in front of you supporters #collectifultrasparis unfortunately after that i made the big mistake and all was forgotten! I hope that those #haters which are insulting me feel better now and find their #peace and #happiness in their own life! for those who are always supporting me or just understanding that mistakes can happen ... I wanna say thank u and big respect . I will continue to give everything