Pierre-Emerick discusses Thomas Tuchel sacking & opens up on early career struggles

2 months ago

Forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted it was 'sad' to see Thomas Tuchel sacked by Chelsea.

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Aubameyang left Barcelona after only signing in January of this year to return to the Premier League with Chelsea, having left Arsenal at the beginning of the year following disciplinary issues.

The move saw him reunite with Tuchel, who he thrived under while the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund.

However, Tuchel was sacked in September, just weeks after the transfer window had shut and the 33-year-old had sealed his transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Chelsea's official YouTube channel, Aubameyang opened up: "It’s obviously sad when someone leaves the club and obviously, I only saw him for a few days. But this is football and when you play football you have to adapt quickly and in some moments in the season, this can happen.

"I think he [Tuchel] was a bit frustrated and sad. Obviously, I will try to talk to him as soon as possible," he added, before giving his verdict on Tuchel's replacement Graham Potter:

"I think he [Potter] is a really positive person and a great character. We will try to learn with him and to win as soon as possible. I think his ideas are very clear so I think it’s going to be easy. It takes time to adapt to each other but I think it’s going to be ok."

Aubameyang also touched on the earlier years of his career during the interview and confessed how he had been through a lot of 'bad moments' unrelated to injuries: "I was okay but at the beginning of my career everyone was talking about me as a sprinter only.

"This hurts sometimes because you know where you’ve come from, you know you went through a lot of stuff and you always try your best and some people, even from your club say you’re not good at playing football."

He praised current Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier for lighting a fire beneath him during their time together at St-Etienne, stating: "When I arrived in Saint-Etienne, I was happy because Christophe Galtier gave me confidence and it changed everything in my career. This is where I started scoring goals.”

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