Chelsea goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga has revealed that new striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyand is shocked after his tough start to life as a player of the club.
The Gabonese striker joined Chelsea on the summer transfer window deadline day after a short spell with Barcelona. It was believed that Aubameyang was keen to rekindle his relationship with former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel who managed him during his days at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
However, the reunion was not meant to last long as Tuchel was relieved of his managerial position at Stamford Bridge after the UCL defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and has since been replaced by former Brighton and Hove manager, Graham Potter.
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The striker made his Stamford Bridge debut in the 1-all draw against RB Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
‘He was a little in shock, a lot of change, the last two or three days were very crazy for him, everything that happened to him was a misfortune,’ revealed Kepa when he was questioned on how Aubameyang was coping in his new club.
Aubameyang was also asked about his relationship with Tuchel and he disclosed: Everyone knows the relationship that I had with Thomas.
‘It’s always sad when someone leaves the club. 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 33-year-old striker also pointed out that had not yet spoken to Tuchel since his departure and gave a hint on how the German might have felt after the incident at Stamford Bridge.
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‘I think he was a bit frustrated and sad.
‘I will try to talk to him as soon as possible. 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.’