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I’m sad and frustrated with his release

I’m sad and frustrated with his release

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has broken his silence after Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea manager.

Tuchel signed Aubameyang from Chelsea on transfer deadline day on September 1, but lost his job a week later. The two had been linked with Borussia Dortmund from 2015 to 2017.

The Chelsea striker has now admitted he is saddened by his sacking, adding he intends to speak to his former manager “as soon as possible”.

Aubameyang told Hayters TV after Chelsea’s disappointing 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday evening September 14: “Everyone knows about the relationship I had with Thomas.” It’s always sad when someone leaves the club. Of course, I only saw him for a few days.

“When you play football you have to adapt very quickly at certain times of the season, it can happen.

“I think he was a bit frustrated and sad, obviously. I will try to talk to him as soon as possible. It’s been a crazy week for all of us, it’s part of life, you have to adapt.

“I think it’s a little sad right now, hopefully we’ll be back to better days soon.” Obviously I think it’s a bit strange for everyone, not just me, but like I said, it’s 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 was brought in at the last minute by Tuchel to bolster the Blues’ forward line after the club chased the former Barcelona star for several weeks during the transfer window.

In 95 games under Tuchel at Dortmund, the former Arsenal and Barcelona star scored 79 times and assisted 17 more in the Gabon international’s most successful partnership.

Aubameyang is yet to score a goal for his new side since joining, having played 125 minutes in the Champions League, but did assist in Raheem Sterling’s opener against Salzburg on Wednesday.

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