Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang breaks silence on ‘frustrated’ Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea sacking

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken for the first time about the sacking of former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Blues forward Aubameyang played under Tuchel for Dortmond and was one of the German’s final signings, taking the striker to Stamford Bridge after a spell at Barcelona.

However, the former Arsenal captain was only reunited with his former boss for a matter of days before Tuchel was sacked by the new Blues owners and replaced by ex-Brighton head coach Graham Potter.

Aubameyang admitted he was yet to speak with Tuchel but would do so soon.

“Everyone knows the relationship that I had with Thomas,” he said. “It’s always sad when someone leaves the club. Obviously, I just saw him for a few days. When you play football you have to adapt very quickly to some moments in the season, this can happen.”

“I think [Tuchel] was a bit frustrated and sad, obviously, I will try to talk to him as soon as possible,” Aubameyang added following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg, Potter’s first match in charge of the Blues.

“It’s been a crazy week for all of us, that’s part of life, we have to adapt, I think it’s a bit of sadness at the moment, hopefully, we’ll get back to better days soon.

“Obviously, I think it’s a bit strange for everybody, not only for me, but as I said, this is football, you have to adapt, when you play for Chelsea you need results as soon as possible, that’s why I’m a bit frustrated today.”

Aubameyang is yet to score in a Chelsea shirt but he’s hoping that will change under Potter, of whom the striker spoke highly.

He said: “I think he’s a person who’s really positive, he’s a great character so we will try to learn with him, to win as soon as possible,” the striker explained. “I think his idea is very clear, so I think it’s going to be easy. Obviously, it takes time to adapt to each other.”