VIDEO SHOWS: PRESS CONFERENCE OF BAYERN MUNICH INTRODUCING NEW PLAYERS: DEFENDER BOUNA SARR AND STRIKER ERIC MAXIM CHOUPA-MOTIN
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MUNICH, GERMANY (OCTOBER 12, 2020) (FC BAYERN MUNICH - ACCESS ALL)
1. NEW BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS DEFENDER BOUNA SARR AND STRIKER ERIC MAXIM CHOUPA-MOTIN HOLDING UP THEIR SHIRTS WITH NUMBERS 20 AND 13
2. (SOUNDBITE) (German) STRIKER, ERIC MAXIM CHOUPA-MOTIN, SAYING:
"I think that to achieve the highest possible quality you need a good, broad squad and you also need more attacking players because you never know what is going to happen. Last year, or rather last season, I became very important at Paris Saint-Germain and there was a lot of competition at the front. Yes, that's true - Lewandowski is for me the best attacker in the world, but (set falls over) for one, it is, of course, possible to play different systems and also one forward can't play every game and I have enough self-confidence that I am sure that I can help the team with my strengths. And of course I would like to play a lot of games and I will work hard for this to gain success with the team."
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4. (SOUNDBITE) (German) STRIKER, ERIC MAXIM CHOUPA-MOTIN, SAYING:
"For me, it is not important at the moment that everyone only thinks good things about me or that everyone likes me or loves me. I just want to always be myself. I am not going to be someone else. I am a cheerful guy, that's true. And I always say, you have to respect everybody and you should never forget where you come from. I am very proud to have achieved what I have and I have of course experienced a lot over the course of my career, and in my life. And aside from all the work and the goals that I have, I want to enjoy life as a footballer. And I want to share this with the people I am with. And that's who I am."
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6. (SOUNDBITE) (German) STRIKER, ERIC MAXIM CHOUPA-MOTIN, SAYING:
"To be perfectly honest, there were other offers, very, very interesting offers. But of course when I heard from FCB (Bayern), it's not that I was shocked but it was of course an honour because this is a huge club and the current Champions League title holders. But as I said I am confident enough to think, or to believe that I could also help FCB to get even more titles. In the best case another triple. And yes, it was of course a mega good feeling to play against Bayern in the final. To be totally honest, I spoke to the lads before the last phase and told them that Bayern were my favourites."
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8. (SOUNDBITE) (French with German translation) DEFENDER BOUNA SARR SAYING:
"Yes, it's true that Rudi Garcia got me into this position and I have a lot to thank him for. I don't want to be untruthful here. At the beginning, I wasn't that happy about it. I didn't particularly want to go for that position but he convinced me that I could fill the position very well with my qualities as a player. And my career has been going well up to now. I have worked hard and have concentrated on this position and it worked very well very quickly. It became clear to me what this position entails and that it demands a lot in the case of counter attacks and stamina on the pitch. And that allowed me to do well."
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STORY: Bayern Munich on Monday (October 12) introduce two new players to the their squad.
The German champions have signed right back Bouna Sarr from Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille on a four-year contract and forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a year-long contract.
Sarr said he had had doubts about his intended position at first but had adapted well to his role.
Cameroon international Choupo-Moting joins the German club as a free agent after he left Paris St Germain at the end of his contract last season.
Choups-Moting acknowledged he was up against the stiff competition of fellow striker Robert Lewandowski but said their was room for both of them on the squad.
(Production: Ute Swart, Tanya Wood)