- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has opened up on the general feeling in the Chelsea camp after Thomas Tuchel’s sacking
- Part of the reason Aubameyang joined Chelsea from Barcelona was so he could play alongside his former manager
- But Tuchel ended up getting sacked after a Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed Tuchel was frustrated and sad upon learning that he had been dismissed as Chelsea boss.
Despite winning the Champions League in 2021, Tuchel’s reign as Chelsea boss came to an end 15 months later as new Chelsea owner Todd Boelhy exhibited his ruthless side by showing the German the door.
Tuchel’s final game was a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, which brought to an end a brief reunion with his former star Aubameyang.
After his 60-minute cameo under Tuchel, Aubameyang spoke with Hayters TV about the sacking.
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“Everyone knows the relationship that I had with Thomas.” He said as quoted by The Sun.
“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."
The Gabon international was then pressed to comment on whether he had contact with Tuchel since the sacking, to which he responded, “Not yet. I think he was a bit frustrated and sad, obviously, I will try to talk to him as soon as possible.”
Since making the move back to the Premier League, nine months after joining Barcelona from Arsenal, Aubameyang has struggled to rediscover his spark, having made just two appearances, both in the Champions League.
Graham Potter begins Chelsea reign with draw
In his first game in charge, new Chelsea boss Graham Potter had to make peace with a draw against RB Salzburg.
Potter made an interesting decision in his first game, choosing to start Raheem Sterling as an advanced wingback.
His gamble however paid off as Sterling continued his purple patch in Chelsea colors as he curled in the opener after 48 minutes.
But Salzburg were no pushover, and they found an equalizer through Noah Okafor, who clipped in Junior Adamu's low cross after Thiago Silva missed a tackle.