Chelsea Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Was Brutally Told He Is Not Good at Football Early in His Career

Chelsea Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Was Brutally Told He Is Not Good at Football Early in His Career

  • Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said that he was told 'he is not good at football' early in his career
  • While coming up, staff from his former club once told him that he is more of a sprinter
  • The former Arsenal, AC Milan and Barcelona striker has had a successful career, winning several individual and team accolades

Although things may look nice and shiny at the top for Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the journey was less than pleasant.

The Gabonese has said that many people doubted his ability to play professional football, with some seeing him more of a sprinter than a footballer.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played for some of the top clubs in Europe. Photos by TF Images, Robin Jones and Alex Caparros.
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Aubameyang was considered one of the best strikers in the game a few years ago, but achieving that status was tough, according to the Mirror.

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Aubameyang received harsh words about his career

Early in his career, the Chelsea striker was blatantly told that he is not good at football by some members of his club. Some even told him that he was more of a sprinter than a footballer.

I’ve been through a lot of bad moments, not injuries. I was okay but at the beginning of my career everyone was talking about me as a sprinter only.

Whilst his pace is a valuable attribute, he has scooped many individual accolades throughout his career. Moreover, the former Borussia Dortmund hitman has played for some of the best teams in world football.

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.

Aubameyang has scored over 300 career goals over the course of his long and successful career. He appeared for clubs like Saint-Etienne, AC Milan, AS Monaco and Arsenal. It is safe to say that the 33-year-old has proven his doubters wrong.

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Arsenal legend wishes for Aubameyang flops at Chelsea

Sports Brief earlier reported on Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn hoping that Aubameyang flops at Chelsea. Winterburn said that him leaving the Gunners in January was betrayal and he hopes he does not shine for the Blues.

The former African Footballer of the Year was prolific for the Gunners. He scored 92 goals in 163 appearances, winning the FA Cup.