Thomas Tuchel after Aubameyang's arrival: "Taking the number nine means he.."
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a new Chelsea player. The Gabonese arrived at Chelsea from Barcelona. In Chelsea, they are delighted, considering that they needed this kind of striker. What many complain about is the number 9 that Auba will wear.
Given that we know what his predecessors were like with the number 9, many consider that number to be cursed. Nevertheless, Tuchel is optimistic about the arrival of Aubameyang and hopes for his good performances. "Auba is not afraid of the past and what a number means," said Tuchel as quoted by eurosport.com "He is ready to fight to create his own history, taking the number nine means he is brave enough.
Auba from my point of view has always been happy to fight for something and to accept the challenge, so the more challenges he has the better it is.
If he wants to overcome the No.
9 curse, or if he wants to show somebody in London he's better than certain people think he is, then the more the better.
Because he's up for that and he's happy. I know him as (being) very focused and in general a person with a very open heart and very happy to be on the pitch every day.
This is what we wanted, he's a very positive influence on the training group.
He's up for any challenge, he's happy to be on the pitch to score goals and this is what we want."
Aubameyang after the arrival
The Gabonese has experience playing in the Premier League as he was a member of Arsenal.
He was one of the best players in the club, which also ensured his transfer to Barcelona. However, with the arrival of Lewandowski, Auba would certainly not have as many opportunities, so he decided to go to London. "I’m really happy.
It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting," said Aubameyang. Chelsea was active this season on the transfer market, and in the last days they managed to bring Fofana, who was the main link of Leicester.
It is one of the most expensive transfers this summer, given that the Frenchman cost 80 million euros. In addition to Fofana, Cucurella also arrived at the club, who was paid approximately 57 million euros. We will see how the new reinforcements will turn out,