Indomitable Lions forward Choupo Moting has predicted the country he thinks are favorites for this year’s 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking to the clubs website, here is what the player had to say when asked about his tournament favorite.
“Brazil. I know a few of the guys personally, have played together with Neymar, for example,” said Choupo-Moting in an interview with his club Bayern Munich.
“The Brazilians also have team harmony to go with their individual class. It’ll be the last World Cup for some players, so they’ll go into the tournament hungry,” he added.
The player also commented on what makes the Indomitable Lions a great team
“We’re about good team and fighting spirit. We saw that in the recent World Cup play-offs against Algeria – one of Africa’s best teams,” he said.
“We lost the first leg 1-0 at home, hardly anyone was backing us. Then we took it to extra-time in the second leg, conceded an equaliser for 1-1 in the 118th minute, but then we made it 2-1 in the fourth minute of added time to go to the World Cup. I’ll never forget that moment in my life.”
“We don’t have any big stars in the team who stand out like Roger Milla or Samuel Eto’o before. We’re about togetherness as a team and desire.”
Cameroon are drawn in thesame group with Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia.
Brazil who have won the tournament five times are heading into the tournament with arguably the most competitive squad amongst the qualified nations.
However, in case Brazil win the tournament this year, it will be their first since 2002 when they last won it. Since then it’s been a European nation affair.